The Grapes for Et Fille Wines Come From These Vineyards
Some people say that the soil determines the breeding of the wine (France), others that it is the weather (Germany), and still others say it is the winemaker (California). All of these contribute to the quality of a wine, of course, but we lean towards the adage of "good wine is made in the vineyard."
Those of you who have tried several of our single vineyard pinot noirs from the same vintage can attest to the striking differences between the wines, even though in many cases the clones are identical, the barrel aging is very similar, and the winemaker is the same. The biggest difference is the vineyard itself, and the factors contributing to these vineyard differences include the soil, the age of the vines, the clone of pinot noir, the rootstock, the vine spacing, the altitude, the sun exposure, the wind exposure, how it is farmed, the people observing, deciding, and doing the farming.
While all of these factors do contribute, we think it is the soil and the people who observe the vines, decide how to farm, and do the farming that are the most important. With that in mind, here are the vineyards that we source our grapes from, along with the American Viticultural Areas (AVA) they are in.
Palmer Creek Vineyard
Deux Vert Vineyard