We went to Clos Saron last Monday. Clos Saron is a vineyard and a winery located in the Sierra Foothills. They make mostly Pinot noir from vines that are own-rooted, which is quite rare.
The owner-winemaker Gideon Beinstock was very generous and open to share his views on viticulture and winemaking with us. The farming of his vines is truly organic, with an emphasis on caring for the whole ecosystem. His vineyards don’t look prim and proper like some do in Napa. They are small lots, surrounded by groves and ponds. The vineyard is full of weeds. And an occasional tree breaks up the rows.
It’s easy to see that Gideon’s wine is really a labor of love. We brought back two bottles that we are eager to pop open. And we’re very happy with the footage we accumulated on that day. Thanks a lot to Clos Saron.