Small hillside vineyards located in the northwest hill region of Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, primarily growing Cabernet Sauvignon for local commercial wineries for their reserve programs. Since the owner started out as a home winemaker, he always holds back a few tons to sell to amateur winemakers.
His growing philosophy is based on the belief that winemaking starts in the vineyard.
Knowing that “great wine can only come from great winegrapes”, the goal is to cultivate the
best Cabernet Sauvignon winegrapes, so that the winemaker has the foundation
to make the best wine possible. The impressive list of accolades awarded to the wines
composed of our winegrapes made by different winemakers is the proof:
“GRAND CHAMPION WINE" = “BEST OF SHOW" out of 3,422 entries!
2007 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition
(John Elmer and Sandra Curry's 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon)
“BEST of SHOW" Cellarmasters 34th Annual U.S. Amateur Winemaking Competition
(Alan Tryhorn's 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon)
“BEST OF CLASS" 2008 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
(Pacific Breeze Winery 2006 aCURE eSTATE Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon)
“BEST of CLASS" & “DOUBLE GOLD" 2009 West Coast Wine Competition
(Miro Cellars 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, aCURE eSTATE vineyard)
“DOUBLE GOLD" -2008 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
(De Novo Wines 2006 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon)
And Many MORE…
The vineyards are professionally managed. The vines are deficit drip irrigated, achieving stress and therefore yielding quality. Leaf pulled for optimal sun exposure. Crop is thinned to a low 3.5 tons/ acre. Grape size is small to medium-small. Resulting wine has the following characteristics: Deep, inky colored. “Fruit- forward” with complex dark berry tastes.
Estimated harvest: Mid to late October.
Pricing depends on quantity and if picked or self-picked. No minimums. Crusher/ destemmer is available on site for buyer’s use at no additional charge.
IMPORTANT: These vineyards are NOT in the European Grapevine Moths (EGVM) Quarantine areas established by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), which now includes most of the Napa and Sonoma County vineyard acreage, as well as other growing regions in California . Avoid the imposed restrictive regulations and legal paperwork by purchasing outside of the EGVM Quarantine areas.