As a former Army cryptographer in Italy, Steve MacRostie experienced European wines first-hand. After returning, he abandoned his pursuit of medicine for a degree in enology. In 1974, he was appointed winemaker for Sonoma’s Hacienda Winery. By 1987, MacRostie’s calling led him to establish his own winery. Now four decades later he continues to focus on mastering cool climate varietals throughout Sonoma. Today, winemaker Heidi Bridenhagen crafts 15-20 single-vineyard wines.
17 Thale's Vineyard Pinot Noir:Farmed from a vineyard named after Steve MacRostie’s wife. The delicate ruby color opens with a restrained nose of dried rose petals. There are fresh cranberry and pomegranate notes mixed with hints of underbrush, making this an intriguing wine.
17 Kent Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay:This Wente Clone Chardonnay vineyard has been managed by Kent Ritchie for 40 years. The light straw yellow color is an open invitation to generous proportions of spiced pear, lemon meringue and white stone minerality in the core. It is well balanced throughout, finishing with a freshness and vibrancy.