Over the years, our search for prime vineyards has yielded a series of mountain and hillside vineyards in Napa and Sonoma designed to grow world class Syrah.
The name HILL CLIMBER occurred to us years ago as we began to develop farming contracts with top viticulturalists who were targeting Syrah for these rugged and hilly sites. It was painfully obvious as we were trudging up one hill after another that there was a theme taking shape – our vineyard projects involved working with vineyards planted on steep slopes involving intensive hand-farming. Thus, the name HILL CLIMBER. It is a reflection of the daily arduous work that happens in the vineyard in order to produce a great Syrah from the ground up.