Nearly twenty years ago, Gerry and Jan Forth wandered into Sonoma County, and in particular the Dry Creek Valley, and were instantly enchanted by its stunning beauty and splendid wines.
They found a broken-down piece of property that just happened to be perfect for growing Cabernet and Syrah grapes, and knew it was time to begin to write a new chapter. Gerry traded his board seat for a tractor seat and Jan, her business suits for overalls, and they headed out into the vineyard hand-in-hand and have never looked back. Learning to work the vineyards and winery together has been hilarious, challenging and wonderful — and a part of our story that now, after 17 years, they would not trade for the world!
With the help of some wine-maker friends, they produced their first vintage in 1998, a glorious Cabernet, and, ever since, have been diligently working to create intriguing wines that allow the terroir, the fruit, and the vintage to express their own unique story in your glass.