Estate

Mission

We have an irrefutable dedication to the pursuit of excellence and hope that our heart and soul are reflected in the wine. It starts with an inexhaustible commitment to our vineyard and a passion for every detail in the winery. Every action has one single objective – to produce the finest wine possible. We do everything in our power to bring you the most delicious, thought-provoking, honest, and true interpretation of a special site. This is our life.

Place

The estate is located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation in Santa Barbara County.  The mixture of soils ranges from clay loam to sandy clay topsoil over diatomaceous earth and its variants, as well as calcareous shale – compressed, sedimentary rock of siliceous and calcareous ooze. Plantings consist of 12 acres of California heritage and ENTAV-INRA clones encompassing Pinot noir, Grenache, Syrah, Albariño, and Viognier. Planting densities are 2,420 vines per acre on a vertical shoot positioned trellis. All canopy management is employed by hand with the great thought and care required for farming organically in such a wild and challenging environment.

People

All of the work is done by a small and dedicated crew. Being a true domaine, all management of vineyards, winemaking, élevage, bottling, labeling, packaging, landscaping, and sales is performed by Pierre LaBarge IV, Brad Potter and Francisco Martinez.