Long-term relationships with vineyard owners, in specific AVA’s, that consistently grow fruit producing award-winning wines are central to the Great Basin quality first theme. We learned the hard way that truly good wine can only be made from great fruit. That is why the long-term mutually beneficial relationships with vineyard owners are so important to us. If you look at the back labels on our bottles you will also see testament to our appreciation for vineyard owners we work with.
Grapes are sourced from Amador, Sonoma, and Mendocino Counties of Northern California. Two of the vineyards are also home to beautiful estate wineries. All of the vineyard owners focus on quality over quantity while responsibly farming. This including hand picking their fruit, even if it mean picking at night, to assure the desired grape characteristics are obtained.
All of the vineyard owners are committed to sustainable and/or fish friendly farming practices which is consistent with our preference and commitment to sustainability. Some carry 3rd party certifications.
The Cedar Creek Ranch & Vineyards are located on the border of Amador and El Dorado counties in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California. It is co-located with Cedar Creek Ranch Winery and is the source of the wineries Estate wines. The vineyard was planted in 2009. Varieties include Viogner, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Located at 3200’ elevation, the cool Sierra nights, a long, steady growing season, and daily “Delta Breeze” bring out the true character of the varieties.
The HK Vineyard is located in Alexander Valley in Sonoma County. A region recognized for producing California’s best Zinfandel’s. Varieties include Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Carignan. The 17 acre vineyard is in the southern end of Sonoma County and it sees cooler temperatures then most of the area rich history of producing premium wines.
The Schrader Ranch Vineyard is located on the Russian River in southern Mendocino County. It is co-located with Rivino Winery and is the source of the wineries Estate wines. Varieties include Chardonnay, Viogner, Pinot Blanc, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. At the vineyard, the warm weather is often tempered by cool nights and morning fog off the Russian River maximizing the impact of the terrior on grape quality.