Up Highway 128, past the four corners intersection and just before the hairpin turn
lies the patch of land we call home. Once the site of a blacksmith shop, this was
where the Farrier plied his trade, forging and fitting horseshoes. The town smithy
was a hub of activity, both professional and social. In the spirit of community,
we offer Farrier wines.
These days, a “farrier” is a specialist in equine hoof care. But at
one point in history, a farrier was for all intents and purposes a blacksmith. While
a farrier would certainly have forged horseshoes and fitted them with a great deal
of expertise, he would also have forged andirons for fireplaces, wrought-iron gates,
agricultural tools like hay hooks, and more. He was a farmer, a tradesman and a
master of his craft.
Like the Alexander Valley, Farrier wines are full of character. Mindful of their
regional roots, these releases pay respect to traditional blends while simultaneously
pursuing something completely different and unique.