2016 Land of Promise Wines
Our ultimate goal as a family is to create a great wine that represents our vineyard: Terra de Promissio. Terra de Promissio wines are recognizable by intensity of character, deep color and remarkable textures—results of the vineyard's southwest facing hills and low yields. More distinctive characteristics are found in the vibrant and exuberant aromatics—a result of the Sonoma Coast’s cold winds and fog of the Petaluma Gap. The combination rewards us with exceptional and age-worthy Pinot Noir.
Our inaugural 2013, 2014 and 2015 vintages are now sold out. We are now offering two 2016 Land of Promise wines: Deo Favente (“With God’s Favor”) and Terra de Promissio (“Land of Promise”—our flagship wine).
Production of Land of Promise Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is extremely limited. For information on obtaining this wine, please click the Join Our List button above or below.
Winemaking and viticulture must be seen as a whole, rather than as separate parts. This is essential to producing the best wine we possibly can. And in true collaborative family fashion, Charles, Diana, Diana's Mother, Father and her sister Alina contribute to managing the vineyard on a day to day basis. Even Christian and Grace contribute by scaring off birds during the harvest season.
Diana is also tasked with overseeing the making of the wine. This teamwork is essential to our family’s goals, and allows the work in the vineyards and winery to be of one and the same objective. We implement a very focused, precise approach to the wine, wherein each individual block is considered and handled separately. We vinify the small lots using artisanal methods: hand-sorting, native yeast fermentation, hand punch-downs, no fining and no filtering. All considerations are driven by the vineyard identity and respect for the wine.
This attention to detail and hands on style by family members retains the character of Terra de Promissio.