Champ de Reves
Our passion is Pinot Noir. From our high elevation vineyards in the Anderson Valley we're dedicated to bringing you the essence of this amazing region. Champ de Rêves focuses its attention entirely on one grape Pinot Noir a passion that unites Pinot winegrowers the world over.
Located in the heart of Philo, California.
- Traditional wine.
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Champ de Rêves winemaker Eric Johannsen has over a decade of experience in Pinot Noir winemaking throughout the vineyards of California.
“Anderson Valley is like nowhere else. The region manages to express the quintessential nuance and complexity of Pinot Noir, while at the same time conferring optimal ripeness. Add an epic vineyard with dozens of tiny, unique blocks, and there's plenty of cause for excitement.”— Eric Johannsen
Practices & Techniques
Strive for balanced wines.
Encourage desirable indigenous flora.
Use gentle handling to preserve the delicate nuances of the fruit.
Be judicious in the use of new oak.
Showcase the best of the site/region.
Enjoy the wine with good food and good company.
Estate Vineyards / AVA
Situated at a lofty elevation (1,300-2,000 feet) above Boonville, the Champ de Rêves vineyard site features a patchwork of small blocks planted to seven different Pinot Noir clones. Decomposed sandstone provides superb drainage and mineral uptake while naturally restricting vine vigor and yields. A dream of a Pinot Noir vineyard, its continued evolution will confer greater complexity to the wines with each new vintage.