It is an amazing time: We have established a new home, in a certain sense our first, on the edge of the Los Angeles River. We are have been nomads for so long-- winemakers working within others' walls; Scythians on trackless steppes, with our world on backs. Now, we have our own abode-- but not in the country, not in the midst of vines. In a corrugated steel cathedral, in the historic grape-growing and winemaking district of a great city. A return, and an amazing new beginning. A rebirth in the city.
Come visit us; see what we do. The tasting room will be open in the Spring, once the permits come through. But you may reach out to us and schedule a tour; get here at the beginning. We will make our space a special home for our friends and supporters. Tastings will all be by appointment; many special activities will be offered: lectures, symposia, guest chefs hosting small dinners. To gain entrance to these events, you must become a member of the winery. You have come to the right place.
It is so exciting to offer these wines. Our second vintage. A plague vintage. With 115 degree days in the vineyard, on the crushpad, enveloping the fermentations. We worked with such joy and innocence, almost without equipment, but with so much loving collaboration from a community of friends.
When it was not clear that we could complete harvest, I turned to our legion of supporters and asked them to take a chance and purchase and pay for wine, before some of it had even been harvested. They flocked to us and bought enough wine to allow us to complete everything, and now the fruit is all harvested, the wine has all fermented, and the wines are ready to bottle.
We made 12 wines this year. We are releasing one bottle of each wine to these supporters. One hundred bottles for one hundred allies. We have only enough of all twelve wines to offer twelve more 12-bottle packages. First come.
After this, we offer you two packages: a 12-bottle package of 11 wines, with 2 bottles each of our most plentiful white wine; and a 6 bottle package, with one bottle each of Lone Wolf and the five wines that best represent the other very special vineyards we work with.
You can read about the 6 vineyards that we made wine from, and the 12 wines we made from them, here:
For years, we have made a few gallons of superb and super-fresh olive oil from olives planted and dry-farmed by the Tenbrinks around
their winery in Suisun Valley. There is something really special about the very dry growing conditions, the careful farming, and the 7 varieties of olives planted by the Tenbrinks.
2015 Blowout Sparking Wine
2011 golgotha reserve
2014 Wolfskill Cabernet
2012 gardens of babylon
2009 the courier red
shake ridge ranch
dick vanderkous solitude vineyard
2015 the sylphs
2016 Il Cilieggio
2016 prince in his caves
2017 la severita di bruto