Syrah is a beautiful varietal and one of our favorites. At the Alonso Family Vineyard, Syrah makes a gorgeous, earthy style of wine with a vibrant purple hue. We ferment this one 100% whole cluster, stems and all. To get fermentation going, we ask our friends to jump in the bins and just stomp around. It’s so much fun, and fermenting on the stems in the old style gives th wine a great mouth feel and solid structure.
Since a little, locally-known park called "The Meadow" opened in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, it has been the go-to spot for the community to enjoy an ice cold bottle or two of rosé. So when the time came to name our first rosé, we didn't hesitate. The goal was to create a crisp, clean, dry rosé that still had a little texture and character. Predominantly made from the rare Spanish grape Graciano with a hint of Grenache.
Alonso Family Vineyard Zanja Madre
The Zanja Madre was the first aqueduct built in Los Angeles and for many years was the only way the city received its water. Its artifact is a stone’s throw from our winery and we decided to pay homage to it. Just as it was then, this wine is our everyday drinker. An earthy, savory and structured blend of Tempranillo and Grenache.
Alonso Family Vineyard Albariño
This albariño is a unique clone that Juan Alsono brought from Galicia, Spain and that exists nowhere else in California as far as we know. Made in a richer, more textured style, this was the first wine we made in our new winery the first day of harvest last year. Gently whole cluster pressed over a long night while friends slept on the fermenting bins and waited. Unfined and unfiltered.
SuperBloom White (Clay Station Vineyard)
Honoring the beautiful explosion of wildflowers that blanket Southern California after a good rainy season, our SuperBloom white is vibrant, aromatic and refreshing. The SuperBloom White is made from Verdejo, a lesser known grape originally coming from Rueda, Spain. We let the juice sit on the skins for five days during fermentation to give the wine a little texture.
SuperBloom Red (Süess Vineyard)
This wine is made from zinfandel vines that have enjoyed over 100 years of organic practices. Inspired by the old-style Califonia zins back when they were low alcohol, fresh wines with good acidity. We make this wine like our syrah - foot treaded on the stems. Drink this now with a chill, or age it for years.