How we Work (in a nutshell)


We are based on the California Harvest cycle so we get most of our fruit in early to mid October.

We sell 3 different quality levels of fruit we call them California, Sonoma and Napa (think good, better, best).

Details can be found on the Getting Started page where you can also find a link to the price list.

At each quality level, we sell quarter, half and full barrels. At the Napa level we have American and French Oak options.

The entire process takes about a year to complete (think October - for the crush & press, to the following August/September for bottling).

...and, in case you missed it, we were featured in the Wall Street Journal as New Jersey's DIY Wine company!!!


May 13, 2017

Bottling Dates:

July 15th: Perfect for Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, light Cab Francs, and many of the Sonoma Level Wines.

August 12th , 13th, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th: Pretty much fine for Napa and Sonoma level Cabernets, Meritages, Syrahs, Cab/Syrah Blends, Zinfandels, etc.

September 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th: Ditto .. Perfect for the heavier Reds.

If none of these options work for your group, or If you need to slip in for another taste, drop us a line.  We would be happy to meet you over in the shop for another preview.


In the cellar: All 2016 vintage wines are aging in the cellar. Bottling. Start planning for the 2017 Fall vintage.

In the field: Napa & Sonoma saw a cool, wet, Winter, but it is warming up for bud-break! Keep an eye on the Weather in Napa with us.