We are a small, family owned winery located in Visalia, California. Our vision is to serve the community where we live, love and are raising our family.
Our goal is to source grapes from all of the premium wine growing areas of California to offer our guests a hand crafted, ultra premium, locally made wine experience. We are excited to be adding a Sierra Foothill Barbera to the portfolio in harvest year 2019.
Currently our wines can be found at the following fine dining establishments:
In Visalia - The Vintage Press and The Depot
In Madera - The Vineyard
In Coalinga - The Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
Originally from Sacramento, Mark moved to Visalia after graduating from UC Davis to raise his family in the hometown of his rockstar wife, Kim.
Humble and fun loving, Mark is deeply devoted to his family and community. He believes in the power of love, kindness, patience and a well timed joke.
He enjoyed tremendous success in the corporate wine industry for 20 years but decided that being owner/winemaker of his own boutique brand was the only way to have the freedom to fully explore and achieve the style of winemaking that he loves and is passionate about. Big, bold, fully extracted, fruity flavors harmoniously married with a scrumptious vanilla core from extended oak barrel aging.
The story of every wine begins in the vineyard and Mark strives for his wines to capture a sense of time and place and only sources fruit from pristine vineyards in premium growing locations throughout California. Our wines are a true reflection of location and vintage and then artfully crafted to deliver a beautiful, refined and delicious story to your palate.
The Phoenix is a Paso Robles Zinfandel from the most bucolic, hill top vineyard on the extreme west side of the Adelaida district. Tablas Creek runs at the bottom of the hill and although you can't see the ocean from the hill top you sure can smell the fresh, salty air. The wine reflects the beauty of the location. Generous flavors of fresh Bing cherry beautifully framed by vanilla oaky deliciousness. A slight earthy nuance lingers in the background as a reminder of the large chunks of limestone that dominate the soil profile. Demure, balanced, complex and velvety smooth but bursting with all of the fruit & oak you expect from a Paso Zinfandel. This is a Zin lovers dream.
Boomshakalaka is a Clarksburg Petite Sirah grown on deep, fertile soil in the river delta just south of Sacramento. The hot afternoons are tempered in the evening by the cool delta breezes which create ideal growing conditions for this under appreciated varietal. Clarksburg Petite Sirah was the first wine that we fell in love with (we poured it for our wedding) so it was a natural fit to be our flagship wine. Supercharged with a wonderful balance of ripe, dark fruit, vanilla oak and a pinch of pipe tobacco this wine is scrumptious. Full bodied and fabulous the extended barrel aging gives this wine a silky smooth finish that will leave your taste buds begging for another sip. We love this wine and are certain that you will too. Big, bold and robust enough to be paired with any grilled meat, this wine was built for BBQ.
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