Seasonal Vineyard Views

Pictured below, the spectacular colors of late harvest often ignites the entire valley. Please click on the photo below to view our gallery.

 

Bonnie's Vineyard

Bonnie's Vineyard in the Fall

From Boot to Bottle...

Foggy cold mornings & hot sunny afternoons. A great beginning to great wine. My winemaking philosophy combines two traditionally separate tasks of grape growing and winemaking into a single mission. As both grower and winemaker, I truly believe that great wine is made in the vineyard. My goal is to harvest perfectly ripe, balanced fruit that with careful handling will create a wine that expresses the unique characteristics of the vineyard.

Winemaker Profile: Mark Oberschulte
Mark

 

Vocation–grape grower, since 1979. Thirty five harvests now, from many appellations: the Russian River, Sonoma Valley (Monte Rosso, my favorite!), Diamond Mountain, Spring Mountain, Mt. Veeder, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, Carneros, Pope Valley, and Chiles Valley.

Avocation–winemaking, since 1980. I have been fortunate to work closely with many mentoring winemakers–a group of friends that has always been generous with their time. I thank those that have taught me much, too many to name them all, but especially: Jay Heminway, friend and neighbor at Green & Red Vineyard, who handles fruit (and captures it!) as gently as anyone; Greg Brown, T-Vine, who reaffirmed what Mike Chelini taught me years ago at Stony Hill: “trust your palate”; Al Perry and Bob Biale from Robert Biale Vineyards along with Greg Brown, who taught me what “ripeness” really is; and Rick Oberschulte of Trinchero, brother and partner in small lots, the “wine chemist”.

It has been a labor of love, and with great pride I offer my wine to you.