In late 2001, as the technology bubble was bursting and our “day jobs” were looking less secure we decided to take the plunge and follow our dream of learning how to make wine. Instead of going to UC Davis to learn the science of winemaking we headed to France to train under Éric Texier, an up and coming Rhône winemaker who taught us the art and craft of making wines that speak to the soul about the earth from which they originate.
Jared has enough chemistry knowledge to be considered “dangerous” and we believed that picking up a few classes at Davis would suffice for filling in the gaps. No classroom could adequately teach the craft. As we complete our 7th vintage we know we chose the right path and think our wines speak for the success of our education.
Credits: We thank Michael Richards for sharing his considerable talents in the design and implementaiton of our web site. We thank Too Scott Photography for their beautiful photographs of our bottles. We continue to thank Jane Fisher and Colin Frangos for breathing life into our donkey and goat with the creation of the label and brand identity.