Our Vineyards and Growers
Our wines are the result of diligent work in the vineyards by these dedicated viticulturists with whom we consult throughout the year to maximize the quality of the fruit. For us, PLACE means the soils, climate, location and spirit of the owner/viticulturist responsible for each vineyard.
We have many new vineyards please look for an update soon.
Syrah - Odyssey Vineyard - Russian River Valley - Sonoma County
Our first cool climate Syrah comes from an ideally situated vineyard west of Santa Rosa. The use of clones 877, 174 and Estrella compliment one another in structure and complexity of flavor. Vineyard owner and passionate viticulturist, Margaret Chastain, controls the typical Syrah vine vigor by employing the difficult “Smart-Dyson” trellis system. As with all of our vineyards, production levels are low, hence production from this three-acre vineyard will produce no more than 700 cases. The flavors and density of wines coming from Odyssey have been tremendous. This vineyard may make the most complex wines coming from Enkidu.
Petite Sirah - Fazekas Vineyard – Napa Valley
The 12 year old Fazekas Vineyard is located in southern Napa Valley, where the maritime influence tempers the high valley temperatures. Consisting of one acre, the vineyard’s soil is very rocky, cobbley loam, which is well suited for Petite Sirah. The vineyard was established from Palisades bud wood obtained from a Calistoga vineyard planted in the early 1950’s. With our Fazekas Petite Sirah we feel that it is necessary to maximize the hang time of the fruit for the development of black fruit and tar characteristics, but perhaps more importantly, to bring the tannins in line with the fruit – meaning that there is a balance between fruit and tannins with neither being too overbearing.
Pinot Noir – Kiamberell’s Vineyard – Sonoma Coast – Sonoma County
The one one-half acre Kiamberell’s Vineyard is located in the Pinot Noir blessed sub-appellation, Sonoma Coast, west of Sebastopol. Carefully and soulfully tended by owner and viticulturist, Gail Gaston, the Kiamberell’s produces minute crops from Dijon clonal plantings of 777, 667 and 115, which are responsible for wines of complex spice and concentrated black berries. The soils are the common Goldridge dirt, a major contributor to producing fantastic fruit in the west Sebastopol area. Fog is a very important ingredient in the climate at Kiamberell’s. Frequently present from May through August, the daily fog contributes to longer hang time without pushing up the sugar. The results are wines with complex, ripe flavors of black cherries, blackberry and Asian spices, with balanced alcohol.