We’re proud to have been one of the pioneering vineyards in the Fountaingrove District AVA. We planted 12 different varieties of grapes, eager to identify which would thrive in the well drained, rocky, cobbly soils characteristic of hillside vineyards like ours. We sold 95% of the grapes we grew, but one special acre near the top of June Mountain we kept for ourselves. This choice “Michael’s block”, reaches 1400 feet of elevation with views from Santa Rosa to Mount Tamalpais. In that block we planted rows of all the Bordeaux red varieties, plus Zinfandel, Syrah, and Sagrantino, a grape we discovered at lunch on a bicycle trip in Montefalco, Italy. We started making wine by co-fermenting all these varieties for our 2016 June’s Juice, then refined our style through several blends in 2017 and 2018, finally determining in 2019 that our Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel single vineyard wines truly exhibited the essence of June Mountain.