Human. Nature. Hope Well.
Hope Well wine is the alchemy between the natural world, my deep love for this ground and the unsung heroes whose strong hands, hearts and minds have helped me make it.
The landscape knows everything I want to learn in this life. Wine, for me, offers a different dimension of communication with my teacher and mentor, this place. The wordless communication of so many days and lessons culminates at harvest, and you are allowed communion and conversation.
2015 was the first vintage of Hope Well Wine. Only seventy-five cases of 2015 Hope Well Pinot Noir were produced. It was released last year, and is now sold out.
My 2016 Pinot Noir was bottled in September, 2017. After a nice post-bottling rest and many hours of hand-perfecting the package, the 2016 Hope Well Pinot Noir was released in this June of 2018. I have posted a lengthy (per my usual) description of the season, the harvest and, of course, the wine HERE.
My 2015 Improbable Riesling was just bottled in January of 2018. After two years in barrel, what began as 726 liters, topped with itself, whittled down to a mere 500 L, one puncheon (double barrel) remained. In the end, 50 cases were bottled. Again, a very wordy description is posted HERE, should you be interested.
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