Wines are made in the vineyard, and harvest should take place at the perfect moment – not when dictated by a schedule” is Greg’s approach to his winemaking. In the vineyard, he harvests the grapes at the peak of fruit flavor development. In the winery, he uses boutique winemaking techniques and early bottling to preserve the flavors. His techniques allow him to control the quality, bringing out the grapes’ superior characteristics. The results are excellent Zinfandel, Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet, Viognier, Sauvignon blanc, and Riesling.
From handpicked grapes to gentle processing and in Steele Wine’s bottling facility this winery knows how their grapes are cared for from vineyard to bottle. Jed Steele believes a lighter hand in the winemaking will highlight the aromas and the flavors of the quality fruit sourced.
Built with a focus on producing small lot, high quality wines, our winery features the best modern equipment including two sorting tables, temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and a barrel aging cave. September 28, 2005, marked its first use when six plus tons of Tempranillo grapes were harvested from Christian’s Diamond Mine Vineyard. An underground barrel cellar is under construction, which ultimately will serve as the foundation for the winery’s new hospitality center.
The picturesque estate consists of 23,000 acres and straddles both Lake and Napa Counties where cougar, bear and wild boar still roam the remote hiils. Despite the vastness, Langtry's vineyards are limited to 400 prime acres, ensuring the highest quality.
Hawk and Horse Vineyards was really the dream of owner, David Boies. His love of wine and of California’s North Coast wine growing region drove him to seek out a unique property that would support a vineyard of world class distinction.
Wildhurst's production facility lies two miles north of the little town of Kelseyville, in the alluvial flood plain of Clear Lake and surrounded by vineyards and pear orchards.
Built in 1997, the winery lies next to the former Holdenried packing shed and storage facility - for in addition to being grape growers the family owns several hundred acres of pears.
In keeping with Ceago’s holistic & Biodynamic principles, sheep & chickens roam the land, along with wild turkeys, raccoons, birds, butterflies, and native bees. All of these beings contribute to the vitality of Ceago’s air & soil. Ceago Vinegarden’s property on Clear Lake has a Tasting Room, a seasonal open-air café, a conference room, and an extra-long Pier where boats & seaplanes can dock.
The name evokes the spreading California native oaks that dot the vineyard acreage and the zest for nature and simple living that characterize the lovely rural area of Lake County. In this spirit, Wildhurst makes direct, hand-crafted wines.