Founded in Santa Cruz in 2008, and drawing on a combined four decades making wine in California, France, Italy, and beyond, co-founders and winemakers Alex Krause and John Locke are focused on attaining the perfect balance of perfume, poise, and puckishness. Drawing on a number of carefully farmed, family-owned,  own-rooted 19th and early 20th century vineyards (and a few from the late disco era) planted by and large in more moderate, marine-influenced climates, their preoccupation is to safeguard the quality and vibrance of their raw materials. Their preference is for minimal intervention,  most often favoring native fermentations, employing stainless or neutral barrels, minimal racking and fining, and avoiding filtration altogether when possible. But most critically, their aim is to make delicious wines that give pleasure, revitalize, and revive. 

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