The Vineyards

Six Hands Estate, Clarksburg AVA

The Six Hands Estate has been farmed for four generations, starting with Joseph Machado in the early 1900s. The Syrah and Viognier vines were planted in 1994 in fine, sandy loam soil, are trellised in the single cordon training system, and are sustainably farmed. Our vineyards and cherry orchards surround our ancestral family home and the winery, and serve as the setting for all of our annual winery events.

Palmero Family Vineyards aka Cresci Vineyard, Lodi AVA

The Crescis have been our longtime partners and friends. They farm sustainably and have owl boxes situated throughout the vineyard to offer a natural method of pest control. The Chenin Blanc vines were planted in 1983 in rocky, medium clay soil with eastern sun exposure. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah vines were planted in 1987 in gravel and medium-fine clay soil, also with eastern sun exposure. The vines are trellised entirely in the single cordon training system. 

Cusumano Vineyard, Lodi AVA

We are proud to source our Carignane and Zinfandel grapes from Lodi’s Cusumano Vineyard. The vines are planted in San Joaquin loam soils, and the Zinfandel vines date back to the late 1950s. The vines are head-pruned and farmed with a low impact to the environment. Out of respect for the ongoing water deficit, the vineyard is minimally irrigated throughout the season, which increases grape flavor and concentration.

Heringer Holland Vineyard, Clarksburg AVA

Heringer Holland Vineyard is certified in sustainable farming. The Chardonnay vines were planted in 1987 and the Petite Sirah vines were planted in 2000. Both are planted in fine, sandy loam, and are trellised in the vertical shoot positioning system. 

Various Vineyards, Sonoma Coast AVA

Various vineyards throughout Healdsburg in Sonoma County are the source of the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir used for our sparkling cuvee, “Célébration.” The cool growing area provides the perfect conditions for ripeness while retaining the acidity necessary to make first class sparkling wine. The vineyards are farmed sustainably with minimal impact to the land. The vines are narrowly spaced, using a vertical shoot positioning which help to promote even ripening and full sun exposure.

Yolo Vineyard, Dunnigan Hills AVA

Both our Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot come from Yolo Vineyards in the Dunnigan Hills AVA. The Merlot was planted in 1994 on a hillside vineyard with southern sun exposure in gravelly loam soil, and the Sauvignon Blanc was planted in 1998 in clayey loam soil. The vines are trellised in the single cordon training system, with traditional spacing between plants, and are farmed sustainably.

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