Our Mission is to handcraft wines revealing the complex nuances of the ocean-influenced mountain vineyards that inspire them. To this end, we spend long hours in our vineyard to insure that the grapes we grow represent the fullest expression of the vineyard and vintage. We believe in and employ sustainable and organic farming practices. We craft Rhone wines and Pinot Noirs from the Santa Cruz and Gabilan Mountain ranges.
"There is no doubt in my mind the Santa Cruz Mountains is the greatest and most overlooked terroir in the United States. Period...From the famed Bordeaux influenced reds produced at Ridge and other nearby estates to the extraordinary, age worthy Chardonnays and Pinots of Mount Eden, to the younger wineries like Rhys, Varner and Big Basin, there is no doubt in my mind the Santa Cruz Mountains is the single most exciting place to visit in California."
-Antonio Galloni, Robert Parker Jr's Wine Advocate, August 2012