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  • Dry Farmed Pinot Noir

    Estate Grown in the Russian River Valley

Square Peg Estate Vineyard

Our Estate Vineyard is located in one of the finest sections of the Russian River Valley and is also co-located in 2 additional AVA’s: Green Valley of Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast.

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Why dry farm?

Dry farming sets us apart from our neighbors; the only water our vines receive is the rainwater that percolates into and is stored by the soil. We believe that dry farming produces grapes (and ultimately wine) characterized by balanced, concentrated, and unique flavors. We also believe that dry farmed vines reflect the terroir more precisely than irrigated vines.

Dry farming is great for the environment too.  By not irrigating our vines, we’ll save millions of gallons of water over the life of the vineyard.  While dry farming grapevines requires quite a bit of additional labor to manage each vine’s unique canopy, the results are more than worth the effort.

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Winemaker

William Knuttel has been making wine for over 35 years.  Chances are you’ve enjoyed one of his wines, as he’s made them for iconic wineries such as Saintsbury, Chalk Hill and Dry Creek Vineyard.  Bill has taken our Estate grown Pinot Noir to a place that far exceeded our expectations.

Wine

The Square Peg Estate Vineyard bottling is made in the true Burgundian style: rich, layered, soft and surprisingly velvety. While it exhibits the full fruit and acidic backbone found in the finest Russian River Valley/Sonoma Coast Pinot Noirs, it also shows incredible balance and restraint. You will absolutely enjoy drinking it now, but if you give it a bit of time in the cellar it will continue to develop, improve and amaze.

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Estate Tasting Room

The Square Peg tasting room is located on our Estate Vineyard, just outside the picturesque town of Occidental. Our tasting room includes stunning views, warm hospitality and award winning Pinot Noir. In addition to offering an Estate Wine Tasting and Tour, the tasting room also features a Fine Art and Sculpture gallery.

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Enjoy a picnic in our serene Redwood Grove

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Or explore our Estate on the optional Vineyard Tour

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  • Russian River Valley

    Estate Grown

    Dry Farmed

    Small Production

     

Awards & Press

Wine Enthusiast, June 2019:

90 Points, 2016 Estate Pinot Noir

92 Points, 2018 Estate Rosé

2019 North Coast Wine Challenge:

96 Points, 2017 Estate Pinot Noir

92 Points, 2018 Estate Rosé

2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition:

Double Gold: 2015 Estate Pinot Noir

Double Gold: 2016 Estate Pinot Noir

Gold: 2015 Estate Zinfandel

2018 North Coast Wine Challenge:

91 Points, 2015 Estate Pinot Noir

jamesuckling.com, May 2017:

92 Points, 2014 Block 8 Pinot Noir

jamesuckling.com, May 2017:

91 Points, 2014 Block 1 Pinot Noir

2017 North Coast Wine Challenge:

Gold Medal, 2014 Block 8 Pinot Noir

Wine Enthusiast, April 2017:

 92 Points: 2014 Block 1 Pinot Noir

2017 American Fine Wine Invitational:

Double Gold: 2014 Block 8 Pinot Noir

Gold: 2014 Block 1 Pinot Noir

Steve Heimoff, March 2017: 

93 Points: 2014 Block 8 Pinot Noir

91 Points: 2014 Block 1 Pinot Noir

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