As a family of 9th, 10th, and 11th generations in California, with Spanish and Italian ancestry, farming is inherent and a tradition we are proud to continue. Our estate vineyards were first planted in 1995, followed by our olive groves in 2006. But long before our family, long before the vines, and even before apples grew for 100 years, there were four sisters who controlled Rancho Corralitos (our property was a small part of this land grant). It is remarkable that these women had the opportunity, knowledge, and courage to manage this land (our land!) in the 1860s.
By the early 1900s, our community produced more apples than any other region in the world. Present day vines are planted where apples grew for close to 100 years.
With every sip of our crisp estate Chardonnay, we are reminded of the versatility and richness of agriculture in our valley through the years.