I believe that the vineyard, land, and climate speak to me. I strive to make wines with transparency, revealing not only the character of the vineyard and vintage but also the history and potential of my craft and the Graves Vineyard.
After more than two dozen harvests, each one still shapes me as a vintner and winemaker. I cut my teeth in the vineyards and cellars of Burgundy, New Zealand, and Willamette Valley before establishing my California career making benchmark wines in the Napa and Russian River valleys.
My craft was shaped by the lessons of my mentors. Dr. Neil McCallum encouraged me to think scientifically; Jacky Truchot taught me to question absolutely everything; and Lalou Bize-Leroy inspired me to overcome the fear to fail.
We are guided by the philosophy that farming and winemaking are one practice, not two disciplines. The care and attention dedicated to each growing season transcends from the vineyard to the cellar. We make wines with the purpose of nurturing the essence of the fruit, place, and time. Join us in the movement to redefine great California wine.