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Team

United in purpose, our team is focused on producing the finest Burgundian-inspired wines made in the New World, as well as unique, cool climate Syrahs that are expressive of the great wines from the Northern Rhone.  Each professional brings a special skill set and is respected for his contribution to our winegrowing and winemaking. To learn more about the individuals and their roles, please click on any of the photos below.

Sashi Moorman<br/> <i>Winemaker</i> Blair Pence<br /><i>Proprietor & Wine grower</i> Daniel Garribay<br><i>Ranch Manager</i>
Stan Kadota<br><i>Nutritionalist</i> Francisco Ramirez<br><i>Vineyard Manager</i>
Grain
 Since we acquired the property, our crew has farmed the undeveloped lands with seasonal grains to feed our horses and cattle.  Given Sashi's demonstrated baking abilities (and other remarkable culinary talents), we have now embarked upon organic Rye farming as well, with the objectives of serving the resulting breads and crackers with our wine tastings and as accompaniments to meals.
Viticulture
Wine remains, at its source, a farming activity. We recognize that the potential to create great wines must start from the highest quality fruit and thus are committed to investing in creating the soil conditions and utilizing best growing practices to achieve this fruit quality standard on a consistent basis.
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