Diatom Wines

For over forty million years, the diatom has been a crucial source of food for marine life and carbon dioxide for all living things on earth. Encased by a microscopic, jewel-like shell extracted from the water, these skeletons of silica fossilize on the ocean floor forming a bed of diatomite. “Replete with this chalky white earth, the Sta. Rita Hills appellation serves as an ideal platform to explore and exploit this instrumental medium in our world. These soils, coupled with the severe marine influence from the oceans of their provenance, warrant attentive execution. 2011 marks the seventh year of this project which is punctuated by significant evolution in spirit while still maintaining a strict adherence to our singular approach in the winery.”