For more than four decades winemaker David Bergin and farmers John and Marbry Sipila have been committed to sustainable living through organic gardening and permaculture. David has a small vineyard of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon in the northernmost part of Mendocino County, at Piercy, near the Red Mountain Wilderness Area. John and Marbry grow Syrah, Tempranillo and Zinfandel on their ranch in the Bell Springs area north of Laytonville.
Here in this remote and rugged area, the winery is completely off-the-grid, solar-powered, wood-heated and forest-cooled. All waste products are simply composted and returned to the vineyards, offering a model of sustainability.
All our fruit is organically grown, and the red wines are fermented without sulfites, on their own native yeasts. Aged for up to two years in the finest French and American oak, and bottled without filtration, they are pure expressions of their unique terroirs.