Quality

Vineyard selection

  • Family-owned and farmed vineyards in Napa Valley, Monterey and Lodi
  • Farming matched to winemaking objectives and aligned with sustainability

Grape selection

  • Our Winemakers and vineyard managers inspect the vineyards throughtout entire growing season to determine the optimal time to harvest each varietal by vineyard

Winemaking

  • Winemakers complete sensory evaluations before we bottle, after we bottle, during library hold time, prior to release and following bottle age
  • Wines are bottle aged to ensure that they are delicious at time of purchase
  • Corks are subject to strict sensory evaluation and grading

Production

  • Any employee may shut down the bottling line if anything is out of tolerance
  • We validate and benchmark our own certified laboratory's analysis against independent third party laboratories
  • Grapes are tracked from the vineyard source to the bottle through our proprietary software wine tracking systems
  • Bottling lines are inspected by Quality Control for ten different attributes before it is allowed to run
  • All packaging components can be traced to the supplier and the date of bottling which allows us to spot issues and deliver solutions

 

results

HACCP Certified (Hazard analysis and critical control points)

  • 2006 to present, 8 consecutive years
  • HACCP is a systematic preventive approach to food safety and biological, chemical, and physical hazards in production processes. 

ISO 9001:2000/9001:2008 certified

  • 2008 to present, 6 consecutive years

Employee Contributions

  • Our employees have submitted hundreds of ideas for ways to streamline or otherwise improve our processes in the last two years

Wine Star Winery of the Year - 2007Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Winery of the Year - 2012 Gomberg Fredrikson & Associates

Awards & Accolades

  • 200+ gold/platinum medals over past two years
  • 120 90+ points over  past two years
  • Impact “Hot Brand” Awards, 7 consecutive years
  • Impact “Hot Prospect” Brand Awards, 6 consecutive years
  • Growth Brand Awards, 48 and counting…