Our Winemaking

We approach winemaking with simplicity as our guiding principle. But simple ain’t easy. Native yeast fermentations, whole clusters often, crushed by foot anytime, aging in neutral oak barrels, little to no additions, unfined and unflitered—no flash, no fluff. Thanks to the mindful farming of the growers we work with who engage in sustainable and organic practices in the vineyard, we can employ these minimalist, old-school techniques because of the high quality grapes they provide us. The end result–wines of energy and freshness and purity. It’s that simple, but it’s not easy.


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2021 Volta Cuvée

In poetry, Volta is the turning point or moment of change–and the year 2021 was certainly that for us and our family winery. By bringing in organically-farmed Grenache and Mourvèdre from the Chalone AVA, we sourced from outside of our native Sonoma County for the first time and blended these with our signature cool-climate Syrah from our Russian River Valley home. With aromatic lift, verve on the palate, and a crystalline purity of fruit, this is a Rhône classic beautifully reimagined in the cooler climes of California.

  • 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre grapes organically farmed
  • 100% Foot Tread
  • 100% Whole cluster native yeast fermentation
  • Aged 10 months in neutral French oak barrels
  • Bottled unfined & unfiltered
  • 13.0% ABV

2020 Soren Cuvée

90 Points | Wine Enthusiast | August 2022

Inspired by a family-favorite wine from Southern France and named for our son, the 2020 Soren Cuvée showcases the strength and style that reflect our boy’s signature traits. Seriously playful and charmingly defiant, this wine’s layered aromatics and rich flavor profile answer the call for a wine built for celebrating anytime.

  • 50% Cabernet Sauvignon & 50% Syrah grapes sustainably farmed
  • 100% De-stemmed
  • Native yeast fermentation
  • Aged 8 months in neutral French Oak barrels
  • Bottled unfined & unfiltered
  • 14.0% ABV

2020 Soren Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2020 Soren Cabernet Sauvignon is the result of what happens when you truly have too much of a good thing. With the remaining gorgeous grapes we had after assembling the Soren Cuvée, we were lucky enough to craft just ONE barrel of this powerful beauty. Freshness, fullness, and finesse highlight our rarest bottling ever.

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes sustainably farmed
  • 100% De-stemmed
  • Native yeast fermentation
  • Aged 8 months in neutral French Oak barrel
  • Bottled unfined & unfiltered
  • 14.0% ABV

2018 Ariya Syrah

90 Points | Wine Enthusiast | June 2022

Just as our daughter experimented and tested in her first year, so did we as newly-minted winemakers, deciding to craft the 2018 Ariya Syrah with a decidedly classic approach. The resulting wine displays vivacity and the signature aromas/flavors that make cool-climate Syrah so entrancing.

  • 100% Syrah grapes organically farmed
  • 100% Foot tread
  • 50% Whole-cluster & native yeast fermentation
  • Aged 10 months in neutral French Oak barrels
  • Bottled unfined & unfiltered
  • 12.7% ABV

2017 Ariya Syrah

The grapes for the 2017 Ariya Syrah were actually picked three months before the wine’s namesake entered the world. Immaculate fruit handled with minimal intervention resulted in a wine with an old-world charm that lifts and a depth of flavor that patiently unfolds on the palate.

  • 100% Syrah grapes organically farmed
  • 100% De-stemmed
  • 100% Foot tread & native yeast fermentation
  • Aged 10 months in neutral French Oak barrels
  • Bottled unfined & unfiltered
  • 12.7% ABV