Sonoma

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Anakota

Captûre

Cenyth

Napa

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Galerie

La Jota Vineyard Co.

Mt. Brave

Mendocino

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Maggy Hawk

Windracer

Oregon

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Gran Moraine

Zena Crown

France

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Château Lassègue

Italy

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Arcanum

South Africa

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Capensis

Australia

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We own and farm prestigious vineyards in California,
Oregon, France, Italy, Australia, and South Africa.

At its heart, the Spire Collection connects our most elite and emerging vineyard estates with collectors across the globe. It’s an international portfolio—from our Tuscan estate outside Siena to our Napa and Sonoma mountain properties—that has taken more than four decades to amass.

Anakota

“…these are some of the most compelling wines being
made in California today.…”

ROBERT PARKER JR., ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE, APRIL 2013

The story of Anakota begins deep in the heart of the Knights Valley AVA in rural Sonoma County. Located in an ancient volcanic zone, this pristine and relatively unknown place offers unique and diverse soils and a climate perfectly suited to Bordeaux grapes.

Anakota produces two single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons from the winery’s estate vineyards in Knights Valley: Helena Dakota and Helena Montana.

Arcanum

“This is an immensely modern and monumental wine…”

MONICA LARNER, ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE, OCTOBER 2013

Arcanum hails from the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga in the southeast corner of Chianti Classico. Bordered by the ancient, walled town of San Gusmé, not far from Siena, it can trace its roots to the pre-Roman Etruscan civilization. The winery produces three Bordeaux-style blends featuring Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.

Capensis

“Simply put… [Capensis is] betting on something many more in the industry are just now taking note of: South Africa is having a moment.”

KRISTEN WOLFE BIELER, BEVERAGE MEDIA GROUP, MAY 2015

Latin for “cape,” Capensis is produced in South Africa, one of the oldest winemaking regions in the world. The ancient soils, dramatic landscapes, and historic vineyards of Stellenbosch, Overberg, and Robertson are the foundation for Capensis, which honors the greatness of South Africa.

Captûre

“Classy and energetic wine.”

STEPHEN TANZER, VINOUS MEDIA, MAY 2010

Captûre marries the notions of tradition and discovery, adapting classic Bordelais winemaking methods and customs to the rich history and frontier spirit of those who first farmed Sonoma County’s unknown mountains more than a century ago.

Cenyth

“…the robust, full-bodied wine has elegance, with a delicate touch highlighting a balance to the richness.…”

HAYLEY HAMILTON COGILL, D MAGAZINE, MARCH 2015

Cenyth is a red blend that marries the ripe fruit of California with the structural elements more common to European wines. Featuring the five red Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec—and minimal new oak (30%) to preserve the freshness of the fruit—Cenyth offers a vibrantly new and personal interpretation of Sonoma County.

Château Lassègue

“…minerality and earthy richness that defines great Grand Cru Bordeaux.”

HAYLEY HAMILTON COGILL, D MAGAZINE, JANUARY 2015

Château Lassègue is located just outside the town of Saint-Émilion, a picturesque fourth-century village known for its Romanesque churches, ancient ruins, and steep, narrow streets. Lassègue is sophisticated and elegant. It comes from hillside vines planted in limestone soils. Les Cadrans de Lassègue, the estate’s second label, is named after the iconic sundials that adorn the château.

Galerie

“…presents a joyous infusion of ripe peach, loquat, and honeysuckle invigorated by an undercurrent of citrus acidity.”

BRETT ANDERSON, ROBB REPORT, MARCH 2015

Galerie is the tale of two valleys expressed through the wines of two varieties—Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Napa Valley and Knights Valley are separated by a county line and by Mount St. Helena, which towers above them. The wines bring these two growing regions to life by allowing the natural differences in fruit character to express themselves in the glass.

Gran Moraine

“…racy acidity and toasty oak notes…pick up steam on the finish.”

Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, January 2015

Gran Moraine wines showcase our tireless attention to detail in both the vineyard and winery. We believe these wines are a true expression of the vintage, the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, and the culture of Oregon’s northern Willamette Valley.

Hickinbotham

“The colour is magnificently deep, but vivid, purple-crimson, the bouquet exuding black fruits, the full-bodied palate with perfectly weighted fruit, oak, and tannins, the length prodigious.…”

JAMES HALLIDAY, AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION, MARCH 2014

Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard was established by Alan Hickinbotham in 1971, when he planted dry-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz in contoured rows on the sloping site. The 200-acre vineyard has since become part of Australia’s winemaking heritage, supplying fruit to produce many of Australia’s greatest wines. Today, we build upon the vineyard’s acclaimed heritage with offerings of Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a Cabernet-Shiraz blend.

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La Jota Vineyard Co.

“…Chris Carpenter’s wines at La Jota capture the essence of Howell Mountain.…”

ANTONIO GALLONI, VINOUS MEDIA, NOVEMBER 2013

La Jota was founded in 1898. Today, we proudly carry on this history by producing small quantities of mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc from the winery’s estate vineyard and nearby W.S. Keyes Vineyard. The wines capture the intense fruit and mineral complexity of their cool-climate location.

Maggy Hawk

“These are truly special connoisseur’s wines that defy appropriate description….possessing a uniqueness and somewhereness that sets them apart.…”

WILLIAM "RUSTY" GAFFNEY, THE PRINCE OF PINOT, MAY 2015

Maggy Hawk, named after a race horse owned by proprietor Barbara Banke, is located in the Anderson Valley sub-AVA of Mendocino County. Set on a hillside next to a forest of towering redwoods, the 57-acre Maggy Hawk estate is one of the closest vineyards to the ocean in the Anderson Valley. Maggy Hawk’s core Pinot Noirs are vinified from single blocks and single clones.

Mt. Brave

“These are three beautiful wines from Mt. Brave…. In this part of Mt. Veeder, the vineyards sit atop well-exposed plateaus that allow for plenty of exposure to both heat and light, while also capturing plenty of mountain structure.”

ANTONIO GALLONI, VINOUS MEDIA, DECEMBER 2014

Mt. Brave is a tribute to the pioneering spirit of those who settled the rugged terrain of Mt. Veeder during the 1800s and an homage to the native Wappos, “the brave ones,” who were the original inhabitants of this extraordinary place. Mt. Brave produces staggeringly intense and complex wines from its high-altitude estate vineyard in the Mt. Veeder AVA located in the Mayacamas Mountains.

Windracer

“In an understated, elegant style, offering plenty of upfront appeal.”

Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, May 2014

WindRacer is a unique collaboration between two wine industry pioneers, Barbara Banke and Peggy Furth. The genesis of the winery came from a discussion about the merits of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from two of California’s top regions: Sonoma’s Russian River Valley and Mendocino’s Anderson Valley.

Zena Crown

“Sleek and inviting, polished and deep, with…flavors that meld seamlessly and keep singing on the long and expressive finish.”

Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, June 2016

In Oregon, we have to adapt and let the environment sculpt the wines.

Zena Crown Vineyard comprises 115 acres of vines and 17 vineyard blocks dedicated to producing four distinct Pinot Noir wines – one for each season, to capture the vineyard’s changing moods and expressions just as it were a living, breathing thing.

 

 

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