Alma Fría \al-mah free-ah\: the soul of a family; the cold of a geography.
Since 2011, my wife and I along with our two daughters migrated to Northern California and planted new roots in the remote ridge tops of Annapolis on the West Sonoma Coast. From this beautiful and remote place, we are committed to handcrafting Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of elegance, finesse and complexity. We believe our wines should reflect their place of origin, and be an expression of our family vineyard and other carefully selected cool coastal sites. Through our wines, we strive to express the intersection of place and family – the beautiful cold Pacific climate so perfect for Burgundian varietals, and the soul of a family long dedicated to the love of wine.
This is remote farming at its best, viticulture on the fringe. The property is located just north of the town of Annapolis, CA (population 200) and 5 miles inland from the captivating Sea Ranch coastal community. The proximity to the ocean provides moderate temperature fluctuations that lead to balanced fruit development. The soil is composed of a thin layer of sandy loam (Josephine series) of volcanic origin, marine sediment from ancient sea beds and rocky formations.