40th Anniversary

It all started when...

Jim had always wanted to be a farmer.  At the age of 12 he sent in an application for a California land grant but was denied.  In 1976 he found a place to raise his kids and graze his cattle.  Here's more of the story we'd like to share with you.  

After changes upon changes, we are more or less the same - Paul Simon

 

Cave Creation

The Story Of The Cave...

When we decided it was time to expand our operations, a neighbor suggested that we look inward, not in introspection, but physically into the hillside. Jim decided to use an old technology in a new way. Here's the time-lapse video of the entire process. We started the dig the end of August 2014 and the final shovel of dirt was back on before the rains came in January 2015.

 

The Old Vine Zinfandel

Sustainable Farming...

When Jim bought the property in 1976, the block of Zinfandel that had been planted in 1908 was still producing, but struggling. Now, with advantages from his sustainable farming techniques, they will continue to make award winning wine for decades more. Watch our short video to understand why.