Vineyards

We source our grapes from some of California’s most amazing vineyards, well off the beaten path. Learn more about them below.

Vineyard dogs are the best!
Our dog, Philo, at the Massa Ranch, source of our Syrah from 2009-2012.

Salem Ranch — home of our Viognier
We source our Viognier grapes from the Salem Ranch in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley. Grower Tom Hartfield has attained certification for his sustainable farming practices that result in such outstanding grapes. We eat so many of the grapes in the vineyard, it’s a wonder there are any left to make wine.

Salem Ranch vineyard sign
Salem Ranch vineyard sign
pes hanging on the vines at the Salem Ranch
Viognier grapes hanging on the vines

The Poor Ranch — home of our Zinfandel grapes

The Poor Family planted their vineyard on a sunny slope outside of Hopland in Mendocino County in the  1880s. The oldest vines still living there date to the 1950s. The Poor have never irrigated, and they have left most of their hillside untouched. We believe that the coastal chaparral that grows there imparts a character to the wines just as the Rhone Valley’s garrigue does to its wines. This vineyard is CCOF-Organic.

Poor Ranch vineyard sign
You have found the Poor Ranch!
Zinfandel vines looking west toward the ocean
Zinfandel vines looking west toward the ocean
Happy Zinfandel
Happy Zinfandel
Zinfandel playing hide-and-seek
Zinfandel playing hide-and-seek
Old vines and an older tractor
Old vines and an older tractor

Oberti Vineyard — home of our “Bea’s Knees” Petite Sirah
We have been working with grower Gary Mangles at the Oberti Vineyard since 2012. We cannot get enough of his Petite Sirah! We first tasted wine made from these grapes at Matt’s day job. It was incredible! And when Matt learned that that program would be discontinued, he called to break the bad news, and then offered to take the grapes himself. Gary also farms his family’s vineyard, from which we started sourcing Grenache in 2017. We’ll add pictures of that vineyard once that wine is released.

Sign for Oberti Vineyard
Oberti Vineyard
Welcome sign for Suisun Valley
Welcome to Suisun Valley
Matt and Beatrix sampling Petite Sirah grapes to decide when to pick
Matt and Beatrix sampling Petite Sirah grapes to decide when to pick