To make great wine, you must have great fruit. Cliche, but true. Winemaking really begins in the vineyard where everything from pruning to harvesting must be done with consideration for the past, present and the future.
It takes a judicious hand to guide those grapes through to finished wine in the bottle. There are as many paths to go through that process as there are winemakers in the world, from highly technical to totally hands off. We tend towards the least manipulation necessary to ensure the path to high quality wine. That being said, without timely and appropriate intervention, all wine would be a short stopping point on the way to vinegar. Crafting wines that are balanced, elegant and uniquely complex is what makes our wine distinctly express the terroir of our vineyards.