“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”
—Galileo Galilei

Allow us to speak frankly and, perhaps, make a few enemies.

We hold these truths to be self-evident:

There is nothing “natural” about vinetending. There is nothing “wild” about acres of hermaphroditic vines, cloned ad infinitum, grafted onto rootstocks, and lined up in perfect rows like soldiers, their arms restricted by trellises.

Wines don’t “make themselves.” A winemaker doesn’t take a “hands-off approach in the cellar,” despite what his marketing materials might say. There is nothing “non-interventionist” about the many techniques and tools in the winemaker’s arsenal.

When we claim to be able to identify a vineyard or wine “blind,” we aren’t actually smelling and tasting the “place.” We are smelling and tasting what we know, which is a winemaker’s interpretation of that vineyard.

We are modern scientists who follow traditional winemaking methods. We follow data and we seek truth. We believe we’ve been told myths about why wine is so alluring, while acknowledging that wine’s beauty can’t be quantified.

Our views may be unpopular, but our commitment to fine winemaking is uncompromising. We are innovators who appreciate and are not limited by tradition.


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