In 2000, inspired by the bounty of our vineyards, we began crafting a gourmet wine vinegar using our own estate-grown grapes. Our goal was simple- to create a worthy culinary partner for our rich and robust line of olive oils. Crafted using the revered Orleans method, each wine vinegar continues the tradition of this time-honored technique, which originated almost two hundred years ago. From the finest grapes grown on our estate in Rutherford, California, we begin by creating a classic red and white wine. From there, we introduce a Mother Culture to initiate the transformation into vinegar. After ten months of patient barrel aging in French oak, we bottle individual lots by hand to create each delicious wine vinegar with rare depth and elegance.