Terroir Life represents the passion, energy, and commitment of gifted winemakers and grape growers from 7 countries and 13 different wine regions. We are honored to share this diverse and exceptional selection of wines and with you.
“Find the lowest yielding vineyards that produce the most intensely concentrated wines. Age them in barrel until they ‘unfold’ and start to reveal secondary nuance. This process is unsettling at times as the wines could prove to need many years to mature and evolve in barrel until I feel they are ready to be bottled.” – Pax Mahle, winemaker
With Cultivate Pinot Noir you can confidently uncork the moment and enjoy a great glass of wine. Sourced from the west coast’s 3 coolest growing regions, this classic California Pinot Noir is sure to be your new favorite drop! 10% of all proceeds will be invested in our first adopted school, Harvest Middle School, Napa Valley to support the Franklin Covey The Leader in Me Program. As we grow, we will be adopting more schools! Be a part of uncorking potential in children across the globe through The Leader in Me Program.
Nature always wins. Always. Nowhere is this maxim truer than at Fable Mountain Vineyards. At the foot of the Witzenberg Mountains in poor soils over ancient and solid shale, vines of Syrah, Grenache, and Syrah slowly grow. These vines and farm are tended and protected by a loving and gifted husband and wife in a most remote and magical place.
“Blending is one of the most enjoyable and most creative parts of the winemaking process. Every year we are offered fruit from amazing vineyards, each one delivering interesting blending components from different varieties. Fitting these together like a puzzle creates Leviathan. It allows us to push the envelope and try new things. What I love about Leviathan is that, if you look closely, you can pull out the nuances of the individual varieties. But the wine also has a character all its own.” – Andy Erickson, winemaker
A chef, a winemaker, and an entrepreneur have happily collaborated to bring you exuberant and delicious wines. The Marvelous range was borne of our desire to make multi-varietal blends crafted from carefully selected vineyards. The winemaking is very simple, but often this is the most difficult and elusive path to follow. Knowing when not to interfere is what it is all about.
This place, more than most, we approach with gratitude for things past. Gratitude for the ancient volcanic eruptions that formed these soils. Gratitude for the men who erected the stone winery in 1889. Gratitude for our predecessor, whose winemaking and farming spanned six decades. Here we faithfully strive to be stewards of a great tradition. This place, these age-worthy wines, this powerful elegance, is our responsibility and we humbly share it with you.
To revive and renew a once-iconic place requires vision, perseverance, and a team of people committed to a shared belief. With an infusion of talent and a common goal to produce the finest wines in the Western Cape, the wines, eco-system, and team that makes up Mulderbosch Vineyards is once again at the forefront of South Africa’s burgeoning wine scene. From the freshness and verve of the rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon to the exquisitely crafted Sauvignon Blanc to beautiful Chenin Blancs sourced from old head-trained vines, the estate is crafting wines to be enjoyed, to be regarded, and to stand shoulder to shoulder with the fine wines of the world.
Bob Lindquist has crafted cool-climate wines from California’s Central Coast for more than three decades. His first bottle of Qupé Syrah from the 1982 vintage was a daring feat. At the time, only three producers in California’s history had placed the name Syrah on a bottle. Thirty-two years later, Bob and Qupé are synonymous with cool-climate California Syrah and he is widely recognized as a master of Rhône varieties.
Trinity Hill’s excellence in the Gimblett Gravels of New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay region is nearing its third decade. Under the watchful eye and knowing hand of founder John Hancock and winemaker Warren Gibson, the quality and integrity of Trinity Hill’s range of wines is peerless.
From marginal vineyards to minimal influence in the cellar, the resulting wines of Wind Gap are expressions of purity and balance. They are honest wines, from special places.