Wine - 2013 - Onward
Onward Wines are single-vineyard, site-driven wines and Farmstrong Wines are blends, and in both expressions the vineyard sites are very special. Founder Faith Armstrong Foster is a true believer in personal connection and there is a story behind each vineyard site and how it came to be part of their portfolio. In these stories you will learn more about the people behind these vineyards. These connections to these vineyards can be likened to that of one’s favorite shirt or coffee mug or chair. Like a well worn fabric or a slightly chipped mug that may have initially caught the eye for its beauty, but over the years it has won the heart because it just feels right. When it comes to vineyards this happens too, and it is a combination of Faith’s connection with the vines themselves and her connection with those that tend them, for the growers hands are most definitely part of the terroir.
Onward – Farmstrong has a strong commitment to our environment, and believes that sound practices are not only essential for the survival of the wine industry, but also produce the highest quality wine. To that end, they’ve searched carefully to find vineyard sites that provide excellent fruit quality accompanied by earnestness on behalf of the grower. They are extremely proud to have formed long-term collaborative relationships with growers at Hawkeye Ranch, Cerise Vineyard, Capp Inn Ranch, Casa Roja Vineyard, Ledgewood Vineyard, Knox Vineyard and Babcock Vineyard.