- Ken Wornick
- (707) 938-7710
- (415) 793-7985
- Vineyard Address:
- 20680 Hyde Road, Sonoma, CA 95476 (across and just south of Gundlach Bundshu and Scribe)
- Vineyard Management Company:
- Hydeout Consulting
Hydeout Sonoma in Carneros grows the acknowledged most phenolic red wine in the world, Sagrantino, from Montefalco, Umbria, Italy. Getting ahold of the source material for the estate vineyard wasn't easy, but with the help of UC Davis / Foundation Plant Material Services, and our friends in the nursery business, we have one of the few certified Sagrantino vineyards in the United States. Our growing region is most typcially planted with Charonnay and Pinot Noir. But we wanted to grow a "dark inky, low alcohol, high acid food wine that required long aging" - not easy to say, and not easy to make in hot arid alcoholic fruit-bomb California. But our vineyard is located on the cusp between the Carneros AVA and the Sonoma AVA, just possibly the ideal place to try Sagrantino!
Hydeout Sonoma in Carneros is a sustainably farmed 11-acre ranch. Formerly a horse ranch with terribly trampled dead dusty soils, we are bringin back the native grasses, carefully monitoring the health of our creek, the Arroyo Seco, assuring ample and open wildlife corridors, and pushing it all along with the help of bees, chickens, composting, and much more. Our latest most exciting new project – we collected oak acorns from some of the most iconic old towering oaks around Sonoma Plaza, grew them for two years in starter containers, and are now transplanting the seedlings around the ranch.