LIOCO, a partnership between Matt Licklider and Kevin O’Connor, has a simple motto: pure, honest, principled wine. LIOCO believes everything begins in the vineyard–without a compelling vineyard site, there is little chance of creating a distinctive wine. Inspired by traditional European winegrowing practices, they seek out vineyard sites with tougher soil, older vines and simply shepherd the grapes from bud to bottle in the least intrusive way possible.