Ali Namdar and Kambiz Safinya chose the Sonatina Vineyard, hidden away in a corner of Lake County in Northern California, specifically because this unique property would produce superior grapes. Ali, Kambiz, Vineyard Manager David Weiss and Winemakers May-Britt and Denis Malbec work as a multi-cultural, multi-national team to ensure this premium quality.
The vineyard is managed using sustainable practices to preserve the unique environment in which it is located. Native plant growth is controlled between the rows with a no-till practice and scheduled mowing. The vines are carefully trained into a vertical canopy, with shoot thinning in the spring and leaf removal in the summer. Fruit thinning occurs early in the growing season and at verasion, leaving only the finest clusters to ripen through the summer.