The ideal of the winemaker's craft is to make a wine that speaks of its origin, reflecting the soil, sun and grape varietal. It's a tribute to the countless elements that make up its composition. My passion is to produce wines that express the special qualities of the Chalone Appellation. It is a dry, mountainous region of Monterey County with a unique combination of soils and climate that have been recognized since the 1880s as being ideal for wine grapes. I do all of the winemaking and most of the farming myself. I enjoy getting my hands dirty and staying directly involved. It's the only way to be sure of quality.I hope you enjoy the wines.