Lone Acre

We farm one small family vineyard, slightly more than half an acre in the sweet spot of Oakville’s “Magic Mountain.” With a vineyard this scant, most people would sell their fruit to the neighbors. In the past, we did sell our fruit to the wineries down the road.

And, we’ve got some really great neighbors like Dalla Valle, Joseph Phelps’ Backus Vineyard and Screaming Eagle.

But we’re scientists and artists, dreamers and tinkerers: risk takers. In 1994, we decided to play around with some of our fruit. A friendly neighborhood winemaker took us under her wing and helped us make a handful of cases in our garage. That was when we tasted it, the potential that started us scheming ever since.