our History

For nearly two decades, Red Car has been on a journey— one that started with 50 cases of Syrah, vinified in a Culver City garage then continued north in search of coastal vineyard sites and the complex, aromatic wines they can express.   Today Red Car farms five dramatic ridge-top vineyards in Occidental, Sebastopol, Freestone, and Cazadero. This rugged terrain’s coastal influence –Pacific fog filters in daily through giant redwoods until warm sunshine sends it back out to the sea– provides perfect growing conditions for Red Car’s hallmark winemaking style: perfumed aromatics, bright fruit, crisp texture, and uplifting acidity. We believe that all great wines start in the vineyard and we are passionately committed to producing wines of purity and focus that communicate the authentic varietal character and terroir of each of our unique coastal vineyard sites.  At our core we are a small, independent farming operation committed to conservation and sustainability in all aspects of our business.