The Coturri state Vineyard is situated at the Coturri Winery along Enterprise Road on Sonoma Mountain. It is above the tiny hamlet of Glen Ellen in the region known as the Valley of the Moon. Red Coturri and his sons Phil and Tony first planted 2-acres of vines in 1967, and another 5-acres in 1975. The Estate Vineyard is a second generation planting; the first was pre-prohibition before the 1920s. The vineyard is comprised of primarily of Martini Monte Rosso Zinfandel clones on phylloxera resistant St. George rootstock, with approximately a half acre of Chardonnay. The Coturri Estate Vineyard is dry farmed, and head pruned in the traditional Italian goblet style.
David Noyes Winery
David Noyes founded DAVID NOYES WINES to fulfill a life-long dream to provide wines that connect us to the natural world, to winemaking traditions, and that provide tangible expressions of the mysteries of time, place and transformative experience. More specifically, (and less poetically), David Noyes wines provide unique expressions of pinot noir and other varietals from selected Sonoma County vineyards. David’s winemaking techniques are selected to minimize handling and maximize the individuality, flavor and balance of each lot.
His winemaking career began in the cellar at Ridge Vineyards in 1970, between then and now he has worked in Monterey, Mendocino, Livermore, France and Sonoma Valley. In 1989 he began work with the Kunde family to create Kunde Estate Winery; he started my own label in 2001, and in 2006 left Kunde to devote himself entirely to DAVID NOYES WINES.
DAVID NOYES WINES consists of David Noyes, his wife Grace, and his generous family and friends. They produce small lots of pinot noir, zinfandel, chardonnay and tocai friulano from selected Sonoma County vineyards located in the Russian River, Dry Creek, and Sonoma Valleys. These wines express the character of the vineyard, vintage, and my own esthetic judgment, informed through over 30 years of experience in the creation of noteworthy, well-regarded, premium wines; they offer distinct personality, balance and an excellent complement to fine cuisine.
Hughes Family Winery
Hughes Family Vineyards are nestled in the foothills above Glen Ellen, CA. The vineyards are located at a point where the Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Mountain and Bennett Valley appellations come together. They are ideally situated and boast the best attributes of hillside, coastal and valley vineyards. The soils and micro-climate, combined with a commitment to best organic farming practices, contribute to the production of truly superior fruit that reflects the unique terroir of the vineyards.
Farmed organically since their inception, both Hughes Wild Turkey and Savannah vineyards have earned the designation of California Certified Organic Farm.
Schug Carneros Estate Winery is situated on a 50-acre site in the Carneros Appellation, south-west of the town of Sonoma. Vineyards of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay surround the winery, while other grapes are bought in from highly respected and experienced growers.
Both Walter Schug and winemaker Mike Cox have always been strong believers that the quality of the grapes on the vine is the key to making good wine. Outside of the estate, grapes are bought from growers with whom the winery has long-term contracts, thereby ensuring Schug’s control over quality and supply. Mike likes to work closely with growers and prefers small production vineyards that contribute unique qualities of clonal and soil varieties to his blends.
Trecini, a boutique winery, prides itself on its complex, food-friendly wines. The wines possess lower alcohol content, allowing for true varietal and softer undertones. We believe the grapes should express themselves without excessive manipulation, enabling the fruit to find its own voice therefore letting the wine speaks for itself.