The Holiday Pack brings good cheer this year. Two more weeks to order. Happy Holidays!
Regular Price $167
Holiday Price $133 plus $1 for shipping
When you drive into Potter Valley, everything slows down…cell phones don’t work that well, there are no traffic lights, the air is fresh, you're surrounded by natural sounds. It is a place where people work with their hands and their tractors for a living. A place to reconnect by unplugging.
Luke Miller is the owner and caretaker of Vecino Vineyard since 2003. He is a hard-working, no-nonsense, intuitive farmer, and a good friend. He approaches the vineyard with an eye on the future and the final quality of wine on his mind and has never been greedy or hasty in his decision making.
Planted in 1997, Luke has made it his life’s work to rehabilitate, improve, and sustain Vecino Vineyard. He incorporates biodynamic farming practices and is CCOF certified organic.
We started purchasing grapes from Vecino Vineyard in 2007. As a whole our wines from this vineyard show a ripeness that reflects the warm climate, but still stay light on the palate. The texture is soft and the prevailing flavor is rhubarb. Luke himself says the Folk Machine Vecino Vineyard Pinot Noir, “speaks to this place better than any wine made from here.”
Since the beginning, each vintage has had a unique name and original art. We’ve collaborated with artists that we love from all over the country who inspire us, and we’ve used the bottles as a place to have fun. In this way, the Potter Valley Pinot Noir epitomizes the idiosyncratic nature of the Folk Machine brand.
10 Years of Labels Below:
2007 Factories and Smoke
2009 The Crooner
2010 Shapes / Shadows
2011 Westward Expansion (3 labels per case)
2012 Architect and Buoy
2013 My Foot Heavy on the Gas Pedal
2014 A Night in This Town
2015 The Small Hours
2016 Batten Down the Hatches the Storm is Coming
Fun to see the spread on Kenny in this month's Sunset Mag. Travel awards, getaways, flower farmers, hikes, us and more!
In 2013 we made the leap to convert a warehouse in Santa Rosa into a full production winery. We cut drains, installed electricity, insulation, plumbing, moved the tanks, eggs and barrels and crushed our first fruit that fall. Two years later we continue to carve out the space and have settled into being winery owners.
A nice article featuring Pinots from up and down the state, ours included.
Red ($14, 13%)
By Jon Bonné, Chronicle Wine Editor
Kenny Likitprakong has been doing a lot of good work in California, whether with his Zinfandels under the Hobo label or his Ghostwritert Pinot Noirs. Folk Machine is his effort to provide value-priced wines from the state — ones that often contend dollar for dollar with their imported counterparts. This new effort takes that quite literally, as one of the best Rhone-styled table reds to appear in years.
It’s a mix of 60 percent organically farmed Carignane from century-old vines — Carignane saving our wallets yet again — plus Grenache from McDowell Valley and some biodynamically farmed Syrah. That savory roast-carrot side of Carignane comes out to play, along with hearty huckleberry flavors, black pepper and a terrific balance of brightness and fruit that commends it to the autumn table
A nice article on American Wine for an American Holiday.