News From The Vineyard

Spring 2015

This time of year is exciting and vibrant in the vineyard. Lush cover crop grows between and within our vine rows, the hillsides are still green and alive from the small amount of rain we received in December and early March. Crickets, California peeper frogs, songbirds and afternoon breezes echo all day among our awakening vines.

I am lucky enough to experience this tranquility each and every day as I move through the vineyard and the surrounding Heller Estate ranch on the edge of the vast Ventana Wilderness.  Read more…

Summer 2015

Welcome to our 2015 3rd Quarter Wine Club!!! Fresh off winning some nice medals from the Orange County Fair which includes two golds for our 2013 Cachagua Cabernet and 2012 Petit Verdot (as well as others), we are happy to include the Cachagua in this quarter’s shipment! We are also excited about some upcoming releases…Picture1

Our 2013 Chardonnay is about to hit the shelves and also sports a new, freshly designed label from Mrs. Heller. Be prepared for brimming aromas of pineapple and butterscotch with a lovely citrus mouth feel. Also, we will soon be releasing our 2012 Pinot Noir and our 2012 Petite Sirah – two wines that occupy total opposite ends of the red wine spectrum. The Pinot encompassing delicate cranberry and lightness of tannins while the Petite embraces dark berry with gripping tannins and acidity. Read more…