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You may have read or heard the well-worn expression "handcrafted award-winning wines", a cliché sometimes used by small wineries like us to describe their wines, implying that handcrafting wines

necessarily provides an edge in wine quality (i.e., smaller is better).  Actually, anybody can  throw yeast in grape juice to "handcraft" wines.  However, beyond just getting grape juice to ferment, purposeful wine production involves a series of small decisions guided by a clear vision of the desired finished wine.  The resulting quality is directly proportional to how many of these decisions are the right ones towards realizing that vision, combined with a meticulous attention to detail.

Our winemaking vision involves producing wines with intensity, complexity, varietal clarity, and balance, where complexity is not destroyed by one component dominating the others.  These attributes ensures that our wines can be fully enjoyed on their own, but can also provide the flexibility required to be a good match for many dishes.  On the other hand, powerful and/or delicious are also qualifiers we are striving for, which is another way of saying our wines can be both "serious" and fun at the same time.

We will strive to provide local and visiting wine lovers with at least one new delightful tasting experience on each visit, with the hope of welcoming them as often as possible to share our passion for wineTo accomplish this goal, our wine list will include staggered releases of mainstream varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon/Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, etc.), as well as more "off-Broadway" varieties (Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Barbera, Muscat, Gewurztraminer) and even some off-off-Broadway varieties, for the more adventurous tasters (Malbec, Tannat, Graciano, Sauvignon Musqué, etc.).  In addition, we will produce interesting blends involving many of these varieties.  Some of the smaller quantity releases will only be available via our wine club.