Sonoma Coast, California
We are hands-on farmers, part of a small cadre of wineries in our region who are fortunate to grow a large majority of our own fruit. For several years now we have worked hard to go beyond sustainability and have integrated the concepts and principles of organic, biodynamic and permaculture systems into our farming as we search for nature’s ideal pathways.
Wine is important because it connects us to nature. But to offer meaning beyond itself, a wine has to come from a certain place, not just any place. And the winemaker must stand aside and allow that place to transmit its story without manipulation. This is our never-ending pursuit at Red Car.
“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all… Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.” —Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture