Lifelong friends Christopher Medlock James and Ames Morison were driven by the desire to create something entirely of their own design but also with the goal of making a wine with a real sense of place. In 1998, after looking at literally hundreds of prospective vineyards throughout California, they happened upon Bell Mountain in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley. Both men instantly knew they had found exactly what they were looking for and quickly set about turning this wonderful site into Medlock Ames vineyard and winery - focusing on premium Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Medlock Ames is dedicated to environmental sustainability as well as the production of premier quality wine. The vineyards are farmed organically with no insecticides, chemical fertilizers or herbicides and solar power provides the energy we need to run. This is their way of farming and they only make wine from grapes farmed this way and from our land, giving us the maximum amount of control and care they find necessary to make the best wine they can. In the cellar, this commitment to quality continues with gentle gravity flow techniques as well as natural yeast fermentation helping to coax the natural attributes of their fruit into the wine.