In 1980, Robert Mark Kamen found inspiration in 280 acres on the southwestern slopes of the Mayacamas Mountain Range in Sonoma. With the check from his first screenplay, Robert made a commitment to this very special and rugged property which has taken him on a thirty year journey that has culminated into a Hollywood screenwriter finding a second calling as a vintner. It was evident early on that this micro-climate possessed the potential for great vineyards. Viticulturist Phil Coturri was introduced to the project and shared Robert’s philosophy of preserving the wildness of the site, implementing as little intervention as necessary.This rocky, steep terrain was formed by ancient volcanic activity and rests in the elevated southwestern slopes of Mt. Veeder; it was one of the first certified organic vineyards in California. Phil has also approached this virgin terrain with biodynamic sensibilities. The result . . . outstanding, limited production, terroir driven wines crafted by respected winemaker, Mark Herold.