Our micro boutique winery with an annual production of roughly 500 cases allows us to offer fine hand crafted wines in the absence of commercial influence. From carefully selected fruit to meticulous winemaking practices, our wine embodies the very soul of France's Rhone Valley captured in a bottle.
Located in the foothills of the San Bernardino mountains, California.
- A Micro Boutique Winery.
- Meeting / Conference Facilities:
- Wedding Facilities:
- Picnic Facilities:
- Dog Friendly:
- Winery Tours:
- Wine Tasting:
- Art or Architecture:
- Organic / Biodynamic:
- Wine Club:
- Lodging / Bed & Breakfast:
Practices & Techniques
All our red wines as well as a portion of our Roussanne are aged 12-24 months in oak barrels exclusively from world class oakwood, the legendary Quercus petraea/Sessile, a slow growing oak due to it's premium mineral content of the soil indigenous to the Tokaj-Zemplen forest of Hungary. Winemaker Craig Suveg is of the opinion that more and more winemakers are beginning to realize the potential of using Hungarian oak and is impressed by the consistent quality and outstanding craftmanship of the Zemplen oak barrels. He feels that Zemplen oak allows the more subtle grape flavors and aromatics to emerge in a more harmonized fashion producing exceptional results.
Finally, the spring after harvest, the red and white wines are blended. White wines are generally returned to stainless steel to settle and more fully integrate while our red wines are racked back into barrels and aged for an additional year.
Estate Vineyards / AVA
The Orange County Fair's competition is the largest and most comprehensive judging of California wines in the world. The 2014 competition featured 2,323 wines judged by 82 professional wine makers and/or winery principles.