To craft truly exceptional wines, you must journey to the edge.
Wayfarer vineyard is extraordinary and unforgiving: 30 undulating acres hidden among winding mountain roads and redwoods, swathing a ridge on the northwestern reach of the Sonoma Coast. This remote landscape is the provenance of wildly beautiful wines born of risk, rigor and mastery – small-lot Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Pacific’s most dramatic appellation.
Wayfarer was founded as a secluded farmstead more than 40 years ago, before its locale was defined as the now coveted Fort Ross-Seaview AVA. In 1998, Jayson Pahlmeyer’s winemaker, Helen Turley, discovered the site for sale down the road from her Marcassin vineyard. She introduced it to Pahlmeyer, declaring it destined to become “the La Tache of California.” Standing on the sandy Goldridge soils, inhaling the cool sea air, bathing in the generous sunshine, he, too, was captivated by the possibilities of this rustic, luminous place far from everything.
In tandem with his daughter Cleo and renowned winemaker Bibiana González Rave, Pahlmeyer drives to make intricate wines of transcendence, answering to a powerful, ever unpredictable climate that rewards only the most observant and meticulous. It is an endeavor of true passion, an experiment that pushes the exactitude of winegrowing and winemaking to the farthest limits.
We invite you to discover Wayfarer, the culmination of a far-reaching journey.
PO Box 2493
Sebastopol, CA 95473