Both vineyards are enriched with many of Rudolph Steiner’s farming principals to enliven the soil and bring the grapes to life. La Estancia area generates a regularity of fog at night, through the morning, and wind in afternoon. The soil
consists of sandy loam and silty soils. Sumida Sisters Vineyard is located in the
historic Santa Lucia Highlands. Erin and Simon Phillips, who are the current
vineyard owners, planted the 8 acres of Pinot Noir in 2010. It is located below
their La Estancia Vineyard. The soil is alluvial and porous. It consists of Chualar
loam, granite and sandstone ‐ which provide a nourishing environment for grape
vines. Erin brings a fresh approach to farming this vineyard, maintaining an alert
awareness on when to add and maintain balance with a light touch. She believes in these essential ingredients to growing tasty grapes: fresh soil, air, water, and most importantly, she adds loads of love.
Our Pinot Noir is 100% de-stemmed into 5‐ton open top fermenters. We gently pump over each morning and evening throughout fermentation. Delastage at the beginning and end of fermentation. Aged in neutral French oak 228L and 270L barrels.
- 12.5% Alcohol by Volume
- Produced & Bottled by BREA Wines, Berkeley, CA
- Grapes from this vineyard are grown using the practices of Rudolf Steiner, occultist philosopher and founder of biodynamic agriculture.
- 13.5% Alcohol by Volume
- Produced & Bottled by Brea Wines, Berkeley, CA