OUR PINOT NOIR, CHARDONNAY AND SYRAH ARE GROWN IN COASTAL VINEYARDS ON THE EDGE OF THE PACIFIC. THIS BAND OF MOUNTAINS ALONG THE WEST SONOMA COAST OFFERS THE IDEAL CLIMATE FOR OUR WINEMAKING PURSUITS.
our WINEGROWING PHILOSOPHY
We are hands-on farmers, part of a small cadre of wineries in our region who are fortunate to grow a large majority of our own fruit. For several years now we have worked hard to go beyond sustainability and have integrated the concepts and principles of organic and permaculture systems into our farming as we search for nature’s ideal pathways.
Red Car produces site-specific wines, focused on achieving bright acidity and lively aromatics. Sustainability is at the core of why we exist. We operate each part of the business from the belief that less is more. We are stewards of the land and of the people who consume our wine to ensure harmony with the Earth. We farm organically to protect the soil and our consumers from artificial chemical intervention. At each harvest, this philosophy makes its way into the cellar where we allow our wines to purely express each vineyard’s unique character. We achieve this by using native yeast fermentation and minimal intervention practices.
the West Sonoma Coast
A pastoral ideal, an escape from the urban rush, a place for food and friendship, a postcard panorama of exquisite beauty; the West Sonoma Coast is all of these things, to be sure, but at heart it remains a farming community as it has been for hundreds of years. Local artisan farmers grow vegetables, livestock, fruit, flowers and honey. Local artisan producers make cheese, charcuterie, cider, olive oil and bread. Wine grapes are only the latest in a string of successful local crops.
Despite this rural history, our proximity to San Francisco has ensured a cultured and cosmopolitan populace that is, by all accounts, obsessed with food and wine. Extraordinary restaurants dot the landscape. Family wineries work the land at every turn. For people like us, in short, it is paradise.