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
The coastal ridgetop vineyards in the West Sonoma Coast are situated in one of the most dramatically beautiful places in California. Formed by the San Andreas fault, the upthrust of the coastal range consists of a variety of soils perfect for growing grapes. Ridgetop elevations are cooled by their proximity to the Pacific, and are above the fog line allowing for abundant warm sunshine and a long dry growing season – ideal climatic characteristics for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah.