Find Your Light Pinot Noir: Josh Groban Wine Story

In 2015, I got a call from a young man in New York, Josh Groban. He was performing on Broadway, had tasted our Pinot Noir, loved it, and inquired about making a special wine to benefit his foundation, the Find Your Light Foundation. The Find Your Light Foundation funds arts education across the United States….

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Estate Grown Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir – Wine Story

When we planted our Estate Vineyard in 1993, our goals were not lofty. There had never been a vineyard planted in western Sebastopol, all the way to the coast. We were the first; we proceeded without a clue what we were doing. We purchased the rootstock from the Yellow Pages. We thought it would be…

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Clone 828, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir – Wine Story

By 2006, Halleck Vineyard had emerged as one of the top wineries amongst a handful of boutiques in our neighborhood. To say we were a big fish in a little pond would be overstating. We were a small fish in a small pond, but showing some bright colors. One of the big fish in our…

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Hillside Cuvee, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir – Wine Story

Similar to our approach with our Three Sons Cuvee and the Russian River Valley, we hoped to create a signature blend of vineyards to represent the Sonoma Coast. We introduced the Three Sons in 2003, but awaited until 2006 to introduce its Sonoma Coast brother. For Hillside Cuvee, we sourced vineyards close to the Halleck…

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Haas Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir – Wine Story

The Haas Vineyard is really not named, as such. It’s a modest, two acre vineyard behind an equally modest home near Glen Ellen on the eastern foot of Sonoma Mountain. It’s currently owned by Peter and Ginny Haas, but we had purchased fruit from this site through two previous owners. I met Pete some years…

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Farm Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – Wine Story

The Farm Vineyards was the first vineyard in our neighborhood from which we purchased fruit to make Pinot Noir. In 2003, after being judged #1 Pinot in the United States, we needed to make more wine than our Estate Grown Pinot Noir could support. Greg Lafollette, our winemaker, started combing the countryside and met Ben…

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Three Sons Cuvee Russian River Pinot Noir – Wine Story

When we planted our Estate Vineyard in 1993, our goals were not lofty. There had never been a vineyard planted in western Sebastopol, all the way to the coast. We were the first, and we began without a clue what we were doing. We purchased the rootstock from the Yellow Pages. We thought it would…

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Calandrelli Vineyard Dry Gewurztraminer from the Russian River Valley – Wine Story

I was introduced Gewurztraminer in, of all places, Kenya in the 1970s. I lived in Kenya as a young man. It had been a British Colony just a decade earlier. India had also been a British Colony, a relatively short hop across the Indian Ocean. As part of the British Empire, Indian businessmen were the…

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“Not Your Mother’s” Dry White Zinfandel from the Russian River Valley – Wine Story

European semi-sweet wines were the rage in the 1970s. Blue Nun, a German Liebfroumilch, was a fave. Mateus Rosé from Portugal was the most popular wine in the world. At the same time, a new entrant, White Zinfandel wine, joined the ranks of American wines made by Sutter Home. Sutter Home employed a winemaking technique…

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Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Little Sister – Wine Story

The grapes for our Little Sister Sauvignon Blanc are sourced from “Patient Terrier” Vineyard named in homage to the faithful companion of its owner, Greg Conklin. Rather than “Patient Terrier”, we chose to name the wine for a family story. In 2002, we were judged #1 Pinot noir in the United States for the first…

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