Maboroshi Vineyard and Wine Estates

7078291216 2970 Thorn Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
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We made up our minds one day to give up our comfortable lifestyle and leave Japan in order to try our hand at making wine. Our approach was anything but conventional, as neither had any formal training in the field. So in 1991, when we packed up and left for Bourgogne, France during the Gulf War with our 4 year old daughter in tow, our family & friends called our scheme a "maboroshi" of a dream. To them, maboroshi appeared to be a frivolous hallucination, but to us it was the beginning of an extraordinary adventure. Tom started practically going door-to-door to every great wine domaine in the Cote d’Or for a chance to work in the region. Thanks to the gracious invitation & instruction of Charles Rousseau, proprietor of Gevrey-Chambertin's Domaine Armand Rousseau, he was trained in every aspect of winemaking from vineyard to bottle. Toiling in sub-zero conditions to prune the meter high vines in the Clos St. Jacques vineyard proved to be his favorite experience. Tom's initiation to old-world winemaking Read more »

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