"Love Ranch is farmed by our friend Oscar Ramos. The vineyard is located 35 miles south of Yosemite National Park in Madera. At 1300 feet in elevation, it is not your normal Central Valley vineyard. The soils are made up of granitic schist. We keep a large amount of leaves on the vines to protect against the heat. The crop is slightly larger to disperse much of the sun’s energy and prevent the sugars from spiking, helping maintain the alcohol below 13%. Love Ranch is CCOF.
The grapes were harvested in August to help preserve their natural acidity. All varieties were fermented separately then added together to age in a mix of all sizes of barrels in our cellar with no S02. Malolactic fermentation was allowed to happen naturally. In 2018 we added Picpoul to the Love White blend to give the wine more brightness. The Picpoul grapes come from vines that we grafted onto Rousanne vines at Love Ranch a few years ago. The cuttings came from Rorick Vineyard."
Join our mailing list
Get updates on new wines, exclusive promotions, and tasting events.