2018 Brea Rosé, Mendocino

Mariah Vineyard is located in a truly unique location - on the Mendocino Ridge.  The appellation is nicknamed “Island in the Sky”, as coastal mountains peak up just like islands when fog fills up the valley.  The vineyard was planted in the 1970's and is still owned by the same owner – Dan Dooling.  It is over 2600 ft in elevation and dry-farmed.  The vines are planted in a combination of Hugo and Josephine loams over a well drained sandstone fractured shale subsoil.  Whole-clusters are pressed into stainless steel, then native yeast fermentation for 21 days.  The wine was aged on the lees for 3 months after fermentation was completed and bottled in February 2019.
  • Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Vineyard: Mariah Vineyard
  • Location: Mendocino Ridge
  • ABV: 11.5% 
  • Total Production: 500 cases
  • Vinted and bottled by BREA Wines, Berkeley, CA

Brea Wine Company is a collaboration between Chris Brockway, winemaker and owner of Broc Cellars, and Tim Elenteny, owner of TE Imports. The wines are made using spontaneous fermentation, meaning the use only native yeast to spark fermentation. Nothing is added to the wines. Sulphur is a naturally occurring element in all wine, the amount found can vary. We add little to no S02, depending on the wine and style. The vineyards we source from use no chemicals, pesticides or herbicides.