We at Heron Wines believe that delicious wines should be an unalienable right. Yes, an overstatement, but we really think that high-quality, approachable wine should not come at a huge price. For years, we have heard from wine lovers from around the globe that we consistently exceed their expectations for quality, style, and balance.
We firmly believe in the "less is more" philosophy; a winemakerâ€™s job is to allow the best qualities of the fruit to shine through. Our grapes are picked at peak intensity then treated gently throughout the winemaking process. This often means hand-harvesting, hand-sorting, and extended maceration for the reds. We are one of the few wineries in California not using malolactic fermentation on Chardonnay because we prefer the natural bright acidity of the grape. We prefer to use French oak barrels including some we make at a cooperage using old-growth oak from France's TronÃ§ais Forest. Our goal is to make wines of character and soul rather than sameness, not according to a formula or projected return on investment. In the end, we believe that elegance, balance and complexity are what wine lovers appreciate most.
Heron California Chardonnay 2013
We are lucky to work with small, family-run vineyards run by people as passionate about quality as we are. We choose to work with cool-climate, dry farmed vineyards that are hand harvested and managed with organic or sustainable practices. Our Chardonnay comes from three such vineyards and combines to create ... more
Heron California Pinot Noir 2013
This handcrafted Pinot Noir is an elegant composition of sustainably farmed grapes from several of California's cool, marine influenced micro-climates. Ripe red berry and black cherry fruit balance its delicate spiciness. more
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