The 203-acre Lichen Estate sits at the heart of Anderson Valley, half way between Boonville and Philo. We planted seven acres of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris vines in 2008 on meter-by-meter spacing, the same used for Grand Cru vineyards of Burgundy and Champagne. We have farmed it organically from the outset. This singular vineyard produces singular wines.
Half the fruit goes into our estate sparkling wine program, the other half to still wines, estate Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.
In the winery, we seek to express our estate vineyard's character by using the gentlest of equipment coupled with minimalist techniques. We strive for elegance, focus, purity, structure, and balance in all our wines.