Phelan Farm Gamay
Known for his various projects across California and Oregon such as Sandhi, Domaine de la Cote and Evening Land, Rajat Parr is a famous sommelier, successful author and talented winemaker. Convinced that the most fundamental part of winemaking takes place in the vineyard and drawn north from his Santa Barbara home by a few acres of vines nestled between the mountains and the Pacific, he decided to set camp in Cambria, and more precisely at Phelan Farm.
The vineyards are farmed according to a number of different approaches inspired by biodynamic, permaculture and regenerative agricultural practices. In the cellar, all wines are spontaneously fermented with native yeasts. Generally whole bunches are favoured to de-stemmed fruit and the wines are aged in old oak barrels.