Please join us Saturday June 4th from 3-6pm as we host a small, sustainable family producer from California's Sierra Foothills, John Steiner. John is the Owner and Winemaker of Steiner Family wines, http://red19wine.com/index.php
"The Sierra Foothills are cooled by elevation rather than by the fog that is common to the coastal regions. Summer temperatures can soar to over 100 degrees in the summer only to be cooled down 30-35 degrees by the evening breezes of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The soils are primarily a sandy loam derived from decomposed granite and is incredibly well draining. The vineyards are located on steep hillsides and terraces, here our sustainable farming practices are in full swing, utilizing cover crops to control erosion, fertilize the soil and create a habitat in which populations of vine pests are held in check by their natural predators. Our vineyard partners use deficit irrigation and selective vine practices in the vineyards to yield intensely dark, vibrant fruit with incredible depth of color and flavor. We limit the yields to only two to three tons per acre to maintain the highest quality and intensity of our fruit."