We knew we had a very special piece of land on the hilltop overlooking the north fork of the American River. To be sure we had the perfect place for planting vines, and which vines to choose, we conducted an extensive soil and climate study. Utilizing scientific data along with the expertise of the renowned vineyard consultant, Tom Prentice, it was determined we had the perfect terroir for Rhone varietals.
We did all the work ourselves from clearing the land, prepping the soil and putting in the infrastructures to planting the grapes. Our vineyard management is of top priority as we adapt and make changes in order to provide the best of everything the grapes need. As Scott says, “You can’t make good wine out of bad fruit.”
All of our estate wines are named after either our children, Judy or Scott’s Championships: Lucky Lauren Red (Syrah/Cab blend) for our daughter Lauren, Taylor’s Reserve (Syrah) for our daughter Taylor, CSP (Syrah) for our son Cameron, Judy Marie (Estate Cabernet) for Judy and Championship Cuvee (Syrah) honoring Scott’s many Championships.
After all, it is a family affair!