2020 Spring Release
Planted on a ridge top above the town of Occidental, Belay is our Estate Pinot Noir, farmed organically and transitioning to biodynamic. Our goal is to nurture the fruit from grape to glass, which increasingly becomes a reality with each Estate planting. As we become more vertically-integrated, we find winegrowing a monumental task akin to climbing a mountain, with the Belay serving as both an anchor and stepping stone on our journey of ascension. As our relationship with the Estate Pinot Noir evolves, so does our intimacy with this special parcel. In 2017, our ridge top terroir welcomed whole-cluster inclusion of 20%, enhancing structure and providing a spicy counterbalance to the purity of fruit.