The Finch Hollow Chardonnay is made up of grapes from a very special vineyard called “Finch Hollow”. For several years after their planting, all our vineyards were open to flocks of Finches and Blackbirds that feasted on the grapes. Once we started netting our vineyards we were able to completely harvest them ourselves, and we noticed we got a lot more grapes from this particular vineyard. It had obviously been favored by the birds! Our winemaker at the time, Dimitri Tchelistcheff, noted that it was a distinct terroir which contributed an intense tropical fruit character. In this unique setting the vines grow in shallow soil on a gentle hillside.