Trusting in nature and the power of a great site to be wiser than we could ever be is a guiding principle in both the vineyard and winery. Sam began managing Fox Hill Vineyard in 2014, and with this ideal in mind, the growing is approached as simple, old fashioned, and sustainable. Looking to the future, new grafting is now underway in Yorkville Highlands in one of the most exciting lonely ridges left to explore.
Winemaking always began with a traditional perspective, and that has evolved and been pushed further over the years. While not dogmatic in practice, the wines are made naturally with nothing added other than small rates of sulfur. Neutral large format barrels and the fewest touches possible are key points in the process. In this way, the vineyard, winery, and the brand all reflect Sam’s philosophy: to respect the power of nature, to make wine in its most natural and pure state, and to avoid the glitz and glamour that is so often associated with this industry.