Our Vineyards & Winemaking
We have been fortunate to have an extremely talented winemaker working with us. The incredible effort of Christine Barbe is evidenced in our vineyard and in our wines today. Christine is not only an expert at her craft; she is also an artist, applying her extensive knowledge of old world viticulture to the grapes and vineyards of California.
From 2005-2009, we worked with Christine to rejuvenate our historic Sauvignon Blanc vineyard, producing fruit of the highest quality which is, in turn, reflected in each distinctive vintage of our Coquerel wines.
In our ever varying and unpredictable Calistoga climate, Christine continues to oversee and consult with an expert vineyard management team to customize and suit the farming and viticulture of our vineyard terroir to produce fruit of the highest quality for each vintage of our Coquerel wines.
"A great wine is crafted in the vineyard; not in the cellar". - Henri Jayer, French Vintner