Scribe Winery, Sonoma
Scribe Winery produces vibrant, terroir-driven wines. The winery was founded in 2007 on a property that pioneered pre-prohibition Sonoma Valley winemaking and is managed by fourth-generation California farmers and brothers, Andrew and Adam Mariani.
Andrew and Adam believe that the best wines are a result of a healthy relationship between man and nature, and that a vineyard managed in harmony with the greater ecosystem results in more site-specific wines that represent a sense of time and place. When vinified with non-interventionist methods, the result is a distinct wine that faithfully reflects what the vineyard naturally expresses.
“Growing grapes is the most difficult thing to do, farm-wise. It’s the most finicky; from the top of this slope to the bottom of this slope, you can get a completely different profile of the same varietal. And from one vintage to the next, that changes. The idea that we’re able to kind of capture these four generations of farming, these hundreds of years of farming in California, in a bottle of wine, is really enticing. Wine shows every vintage. It shows the soil, it shows the geographic location, in a way that no other crop can do. And if you do it well and do it right, that translates into a glass of wine and you get to share that with everybody else who comes to sit down at a table with you. So Andrew and I decided that if we were going to farm anything, we should dive in as deep as we could possibly go.”