• Pinot Noir

  • Petit Sirah

  • Zinfandel

  • Chardonnay

  • Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Sonoma 

  Our farming ethos is to create a healthy and vibrant estate where our vines, our animals, our gardens and waterway, and our people, can thrive. Emphasis is placed on the integration of crops and livestock, recycling of nutrients, soil maintenance, and the health and well-being of the animals, the farmer, the farm, and the earth. All are integral parts that make up the whole. The balance achieved on our farm can be experienced in our wines.

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Truett Hurst's Philosophy: 

  Our philosophy from day one has been to make the wines that we want to bring home and enjoy with our own families. We view our vineyards as living biological systems that are precious, sentient, and unique. They have a personality that wants to be fully expressed through the grapes and this expression can be experienced in every bottle of our single vineyard wines.

  Biodynamic agriculture views the farm as a self-contained, self- sustaining ecosystem responsible for creating and maintaining its individual health and vitality without any external or unnatural additions. It is an integrated farming system that addresses the health of the entire property, and it represents the highest paradigm of sustainable farming.

  Truett Hurst is a vibrant 26 acre certified organic and Biodynamic vineyard and farm that is home to a small herd of goats and sheep, a restored creek and riparian ecosystem, seasonal steelhead and coho salmon, osprey, red tail hawks, golden eagles, blue herons, white cranes, ducks, and even an occasional otter. The estate’s vineyards are planted with two old vine zinfandel cuttings: St. Peter’s Church and DuPratt, two types of Petite Sirah, and, in the spirit of our Italian predecessors, a Primitivo clone. We are very proud of our friendly and hard-working team, who welcome our Club members and all of our guests as we do our own family. Our goal is to create wines that reflect the character of the vineyards that we farm and the people who make them- a true taste of place. And what an incredibly special place it is.

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Premium Red Blends

Region: Napa

  •  Sauvignon Blanc

  Cliff Lede Vineyards was established in 2002 by Canadian born Bordeaux enthusiast, Cliff Lede, following the acquisition of a sixty acre estate in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. With a focus on producing wines from estate vineyards, Lede tapped David Abreu, considered the best viticulturist in Napa Valley, to replant the vineyards. Lede decided to name each vineyard block after some of his favorite rock songs and albums—from “My Generation” to “Dark Side of the Moon,” creating what is known today as the Cliff Lede Vineyards “Rock Blocks.”

  In 2005, a state of the art, 25,000 square foot winery and cave system was etched into a hillside overlooking the estate vineyards. Not only did Cliff create a beautiful property, he also assembled an unrivaled team that shares his passion for quality.

  Today, Winemaker Christopher Tynan crafts Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, with the flagship, Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from the steep eastern hillside portion of the estate. In 2015, Cliff Lede Vineyards achieved both Napa Green Land and Napa Green Winery certification.

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 Cliff Lede's Philosophy: 

 

  The winemaking philosophy at Lede Family Wines has always been one of minimal intervention that allows the wines to demonstrate a sense of place. Cliff Lede Vineyards, Poetry, and FEL Wines form a complementary portfolio of wines that are consistently exceptional in quality and true to their source and vintage.blackberry, are refined, rich in color, balanced with finely structured tannins that — making our wines drinkable upon release, and for many years as they age gracefully.

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Zinfandel

  • Merlot

  • Petite Sirah

Region: Napa

  • Chardonnay

  • Sauvignon Blanc

  • Rose

  Owner and Winemaker, John Williams, offers some thoughts on forty years of grape growing in the Napa Valley. 

  For more than 25 years we’ve been well known for our advancement of the principles of organic grape growing, dry farming and many aspects of biodynamics. It would be understandable for one to attribute our actions to a deeply held political agenda or, quite the opposite, to a thinly veiled marketing plan. While both are fair assumptions, neither are true. In point of fact, it has always been wine quality that drives our farming choices.

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 Frog's Leap's Philosophy: 

  Grapevines are living, sentient beings with their days and nights consumed by concern for vital life choices, like when to sweeten their fruit to attract birds to spread their seed, or when to break bud in the spring, or when to start storing energy for the next season. These are critical decisions a vine makes each and every day. So how does a grapevine make these decisions? They do so by taking information from their environment. They measure the angle of the sun, the phase of the moon, the tug of the planets, the temperature and moisture content of the soil and the kind of chemical signals soil organisms are giving off. It knows when the birds visit, it’s on familiar terms with surrounding insects and their life stages and it takes a cue from the acorns falling off the nearby oaks. In short everything in its environment is a clue.

Aligning our farming actions with the natural interests of the vines themselves is what gives our wines bright, high-toned acid, deep earthen flavors and the restrained alcohol that promises each vintage, each variety, will not only be beautiful in its youth, it will stand the test of time.

Ultimately, we understand that balance is not the result of winemaking but rather that perfect ratio each vine seeks in attempting to spread its seed. Restraint is not a cellar-based attempt to lower the alcohol content of the wine but rather a reflection of nature’s own modesty. And respect for terroir is not a vague marketing phrase but rather the complete and overwhelming sensation one gets when presented with a pure product grown in a healthy, living environment. The best wines in the world are grown and produced with this knowledge, and we are proud to be recognized among them.

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Pinot Noir

  • Malbec

  • Merlot

Region: Napa

  • Chardonnay

  • Dry Riesling

  • Sauvignon Blanc

  • Rose

  Pioneers in the Napa Valley, the Trefethen family are champions of estate grown wines. For three generations, they have carefully tended to their land, employees, and customers, building a loyal following for their legacy of fine, age-worthy wines with a deep integrity of place.

  Embodied in their approach is a profound respect for both people and place. This extends beyond the boundary of their estate, knitting them into the fabric of Napa Valley.

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 Trefethen's Philosophy: 

  We believe in place. To be truly great, a wine must be more than a lovely perfume and pleasant sensations rolling across your palate. It must connect you with a place. It must taste like somewhere.

   We believe in people, without whom, wine would neither exist nor contain meaning. Wine comes from nature, but it does not emerge without a helping hand. And without a conscious mind to play across, its significance would be lost. The story of a wine, and the people who made it matter.

  We believe in the grape, singular in its ability to translate place. Each of our wines exists to explore the expression of a variety on our estate, or the interplay of varieties in a blend. The cellar is a tool to bring out the true character of each grape. Our winemaking should amplify what our vineyard has to say.

  Finally, we believe in learning. Perfection is a mirage, always on the horizon. There is only what we have done, and what we can do better. By building on the knowledge that we have acquired over the last fifty vintages, constantly playing with new techniques and ideas, we can bridge the worlds of tradition and innovation. Integrating what works for our grapes and our land while removing what is unnecessary, we continuously refine our craft.

  Place, people, the grape, and always learning. With all of this in mind, we pursue an uncommon approach to winegrowing. Stubborn in our commitment to estate grown fruit, we focus our efforts on this specific place, farming our vineyards ourselves, with our own employees. Fortunate to call the Oak Knoll District home, we rejoice in growing a wide variety of grapes, which we treat with utmost respect, carefully measuring each decision in the cellar.

  Each vintage is a chapter in our perpetual quest for deeper understanding – of our soils, our vines, our climate, and our wines. When we succeed, our wines should seem effortless and our winemaking ethereal, a window into a memorable place and time.

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