Wine - White - Quigley Family
The family team consists of brothers, Patrick and Jack, along with father, Jim. Patrick is the family winemaker. Jack and Jim are avid wine enthusiasts (read: wine drinkers), and share Patrick’s passion for creating an approachable California wine label.
Patrick’s journey into winemaking began at Washington State University with a degree in Viticulture and Enology, but his greatest lessons were learned after transplanting to the vineyards of Napa Valley. Pruning, pulling trellis wires, planting vineyards, and learning the irreplaceable lesson that there is no short-cut to quality. One needs to work from the ground up to get the most out of their vineyards and the wines they produce. A winemaker needs their hands in the soil, and their boots in the cellar. Time spent abroad in New Zealand, Argentina, and South Africa, along with experience under Philippe Melka in California, taught him that a low-input approach in the cellar will yield the greatest amount of complexity in the bottle.
The goal each year is to produce singular wines of aromatic purity, texture, and freshness. With a nod towards the Old World we achieve this through the inclusion of stems in the red fermentations, little new oak, and native yeast fermentations when the season allows. Any dogma around winemaking is thrown out the window apart from a light-hand with sulphur additions. This philosophy allows each vineyard to become the center piece of the finished wine.