Eden Rift Vineyards
We are very excited to introduce Eden Rift, out of the Cienega Valley AVA in California, the perfect new addition to our portfolio.
Under vine since 1849, Eden Rift is one of the oldest continually producing estate vineyards in California. A remote, pacific refuge located under the shadow of the Gavilan Mountain Range, the estate rests on the San Andreas Fault. Only 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean, this site benefits from an ideal, temperate maritime climate as well as the coveted calcareous soils requisite in the cultivation of vivid and energetic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Eden Rift's winemaker Cory Waller, spent time in Napa, Oregon and in Martinborough, New Zealand, and neighbouring Calera, before joining the team at Eden Rift. A man of few words, Waller favours the fruit of vines that struggle profoundly to produce small, yet delineated yields. He prefers to allow Mother Nature to do her thing.
Owner Christian Pillsbury is a true oenophile and an ardent lover of early California history. To him, authenticity comes from the history of a place. "We are completely devoted to old style American winemaking that is less intervention, lower alcohol, higher acid, better ageing and not looking at doing something that is widely big and powerful."
We are very excited to be working with Pillsbury and his team, and are delighted to offer the new 2016 releases.
• Eden Rift Chardonnay 2016: The last time I saw Chardonnay this beautifully colored was when I tasted Ceritas wines for the first time. R. H. Drexel,The Wine Advocate
• Eden Rift Pinot Noir 2016: There's a reason Pinot was planted here 80 years ago; it truly is a hidden gem that I hope we can open up to the wine world. Cory Waller
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