Great wines start in the vineyard
Introducing our Growers Series
of Dry Creek Valley
Diane Wilson, our owner and winemaker, is a strong believer in great vineyards. From her very start in the early 1990’s, Diane has been passionate about exploring local vineyards to identify the best sources for her grapes. When selecting new vineyards, Diane looks for specific site growing conditions that are required for the grapes to yield wines with the desired Zinfandel characteristics. The remarkable character of Dry Creek Valley has always been expressed in our wines.
Beyond Diane’s talent for winemaking, the success of our wines is dependent on relationships like the ones we foster with our Growers. We are committed to maintaining the long-term partnerships that Diane has built with the owners of these renowned Dry Creek Valley vineyards that encompass our Grower’s Series wine portfolio. These growers include:
Andrew Forchini – Forchini Vineyard | Bob Littel – Treborce Vineyard
Buzz Seaton – Buzz Vineyard | Joe Valera – Heartland Vineyard
Starting in 2016, we began a new relationship with another of our neighboring Dry Creek Valley growers. We are excited to welcome Doug Rafanelli and Rafanelli Vineyard to our collection in the fall of 2018.
Although our reputation and legacy has been firmly established with our Estate vineyards, these new vineyard sources allow Diane to craft wines with more individualized flavors and textures. We feel that Dry Creek Valley and the farmers and winemakers who work here are among the best Zinfandel producers in the world.