Utilizing wild ferments and intervening as little as possible, we let the grapes fully express themselves.
We prune and trellis by hand and do not employ machinery. Our vines are on vertical shoot-positioned trellises and are closely planted in short rows. The vigor of an entire plant concentrated in a tiny space allows for a finite low volume of intensely flavored fruit. We believe this close-planted arrangement best brings out the inherent flavor of the land. We pick by hand to prevent damage to the fruit, and transport small quantities at a time to the winery to insure freshness and viability.
Our practices of careful observation, working with nature and offering only minimal interference with natural processes, begins in the vineyard and continues in the winery.