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Winemaking Philosophy

Our goal is to create wines of classic beauty — wines with balance, complexity and harmony.

Our signature style has often been described as “an iron fist in a velvet glove,” a reference to the artful balance between ripeness and restraint, softness and structure, that yields Napa Valley wines of exceptional beauty and long life. Achieving that style requires a level of attention to detail found only among the world’s best and most dedicated wine producers.

This dedication includes a steadfast commitment from our team to sustainable practices in our winery and our vineyards.

Marcus Notaro

Head Winemaker

Kirk Grace

Director of Vineyard Operations

Jorge Ramirez


Luis Contreras

Assistant Winemaker