Winemaking

The winemaking team of Davies Vineyards strives to find the depth and character in every wine they craft, producing an unmatched level of quality and style in each bottling. Following the vision of Jamie Davies, who spirited the first bottling of the first J. Davies Estate Cabernet Sauvignon in 2001, each year Davies Vineyards set out to craft wines that are supple enough to be enjoyed upon release, while being robust and structured enough to age gracefully over time. With the ultimate intent being to allow each vineyard to express its individual natural character, the site selections and picking decisions are based on the taste and structure of the fruit on the vine. Utilizing over 10 different vineyard sites across four of California’s appellations, each year brings new opportunities to craft delicious wines while adapting to the annual changes the environment delivers to the winemakers. With ever advancing technological improvements, and a constant curiosity to find better techniques in the winery, the team is able to fold the new knowledge into a timeless practice of crafting consistent and  layered red wines. Going back to that first harvest in 2001, Davies Vineyards has never strayed from the founding principals that were instilled by Jamie, and continue to develop delicious wines that show an intimate knowledge of a place.

Process

Always striving for excellence, our co-founder Jamie Davies wanted to craft wine with a supple and inviting pallet that could still be enjoyed 20 years from now. To produce these results the winemaking team is gentle with the grapes during production so as not to extract the clusters harsher tannins and let the natural fruit flavors come through. They also utilize new French oak barrels from reliable cooperages to merry together the wines unique texture and profile. Using these techniques, the wines across Davies Vineyards portfolio have become consistent with our founders vision and the winemaking team carries these practices throughout all the wines in the portfolio and take the necessary care to bring out the full expression of each individual wine produced.