WINES BEYOND APPELLATION BOUNDARIES
When our winemakers think about how to make a great
wine, they start in the vineyard. And that vineyard has no
boundaries. It may begin in northern Napa and end on
the hillsides of Sonoma. It might stretch across mountains
and valleys to Lodi in San Joaquin or meander down the
Pacific Coast to Monterey.
When the barriers of traditional appellations are lifted, a
progressive group of winemakers sees no limit to the kind
of wine they can make. Those winemakers, led by Ghost
Pines Vintner Aaron Piotter, are turning out remarkable
wines that blend the best of California's diverse appellations.
MEET THE VISIONARY BEHIND OUR WINES
For Winemaker Aaron Piotter, it's all about finding the best grapes, regardless of appellation.
As Aaron says, "I love taking back roads to find new fruit sources that will add different layers and dimensions to our wines." He looks for
grapes that will showcase layers of varietal flavor in the bottle.
When Aaron took the reigns at Ghost Pines, he was nearing his 20th grape harvest in California. The Sonoma native finds this experience invaluable when choosing grapes for Ghost Pines wines.
"Because Ghost Pines doesn't limit me to singular region or site sourcing, I have the ability to leverage my experience from throughout California to constantly discover new vineyards, rows and vines," he says.