It grows from mostly dry-farmed, low-yield vineyards, tended according to an exacting organic process. From these grapes arise the dependable Zin flavors of plum, blackberry jam and spicy black pepper. Our winemaking approach is minimal because the fruit of these vineyards yields grapes that make wines of exceptional character.
|Grilled meat with blackberry sage sauce, BBQ Ribs, Spaghetti and meat balls in spicy marinara, Grilled tuna with black pepper rub, Bittersweet chocolate raspberry torte.
|At Bonterra, we take our cues from the land and the fruit. We let them tell us what to do.
Our holistic approach to winemaking took root in 1987 when we were experimenting with wine and food pairings. The fruits, vegetables and herbs we used came from our extensive organic garden. The purity, intensity and freshness of the flavors were amazing. From that point on, we committed ourselves to growing grapes organically.
Over the years, we've evolved our philosophy based on what we know works. Today our vineyard is an environment of incredible diversity: soil, plants and animals work together to create a web of natural balance where all the elements thrive.
Decades of learning and winemaking accolades have reinforced our passionate belief that our organic grapes make better wine.