At Enkidu, our winemaking techniques are minimalist: we handle the fruit gently and bottle our reds unfiltered and rarely fined. Equally as important are the vineyards where we source our grapes. Our growers utilize methods which show great respect for the fruit as well as regard for the land. All of this feeds into, and is the product of, the passion we have to produce wines. Ultimately, the goal is simple: to make great wines to share with our friends, with the hope they enhance a moment of your day. If we can fufill this goal and make you a friend of Enkidu, then we have succeeded.
Owner & Winemaker Phil Staehle with winery dog Anu
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - "Wine of the Week" January 1, 2013:
2010 Tina Marie Pinot Noir - Russian River Valley
"Flavors swirl like a plume of smoke ascending skyward, carrying black cherry, black raspberry, allspice berry, clove and anise along for the ride, with hints of stone and something resembling dried sage mingling with the other flavors. The finish reverberates gently until the next sip and the wine's elegant acidity refreshes the palate." ~ Michele Anna Jordan, Santa Rosa Press Democrat