Winemaking

The wines of Vineyard 7 & 8 are first and foremost a reflection of the vineyard, focusing on crafting wines naturally with a true sense of place.

Led by Winemaker Martha McClellan, and Associate Winemaker, Wesley Steffens, our approach is based on a collaborative effort to make the best wines possible from our vineyards.

These vineyards, which lie above the fog, bring late ripening, low yields, natural drainage, and infertile volcanic soil. These unique conditions add to the distinctive quality of our wine, which is unlike any other appellation.

Our facility allows us to micromanage the entire process, beginning in the vineyards and ending with the consumer. Small fermentations, strict sorting of the fruit, techniques based on cleanliness and organization...these philosophies are all part of our winemaking approach.