Olive oil and wine have been companions in the fields and on the table for centuries. With Maurizio Castelli's experienced guidance, we planted vines on the ranch in 2006 in pursuit of a wine that would complement our world-class extra virgin olive oil. We now have five separate vineyards on over seven acres of land, managed by Samantha Dorsey; the seven grape varietals planted are Pinot noir, Syrah, Montepulciano, Grenache, Viognier, Alicante Bouschet and Refosco. Close spacing, coupled with a low fruiting wire, will keep the vines small, concentrating the vines' resources on good fruit production. McEvoy Ranch also leases the lovely 18.89 acre Azaya vineyard, planted to five clones of Pinot noir and located just over Red Hill in Hick's Valley. You can read more about the seasonal care of our vines here.
With Head Gardener Margaret Koski-Kent (and her discerning palate) at the helm, our wine-making team is hard at work on the path from vine to bottle. The wine produced from these young vines is not yet available for sale to the public; check back here or sign up for our newsletter below for updates on our progress.