As Lake County discovers the varietals best suited to our growing region, our Petite Sirah tends to stand out as one of the top three. True blue fruits, dark flavors and a lengthy finish are compliments of the region, requiring minimal winemaking influence.
The Shannons, both grew up in California's wine country: Clay in the Healdsburg area in Sonoma County, and Margarita in St. Helena in Napa County. They met when they were both working at a Napa Valley winery. From there, they went on to build a vineyard management and development company.They have grown fruit for many wonderful people and they have enjoyed tasting what their grapes have contributed to their wines. Still, they wondered how their wine grapes would stand up on their own. For them, the challenge was to take their grapes from bud break all the way to the bottle. Their goal was to make really enjoyable wines that taste like perfectly ripe grapes on the day you harvest them.