Sandhill

The Small Lots Program

Our truest expression of the vineyard

Each year we discover a few distinctive barrels that deserve extra special attention. The result is our ever-evolving Small Lots program. The grapes may be from small, specific blocks where promising varietals are being tested. Or there may be blocks that Howard and the grape grower decide to use innovative vineyard techniques such as lowering yields, different canopy management or hand pruning. Or there may be small lots, even individual barrels, Howard decides to treat differently. The program allows our winemaker to handcraft wines by design and groom them to perfection. To date, our Small Lots wines have included Barbera, Sangiovese, Syrah, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Viognier and some unique blends.

A few unique varietals get bottled in the extremely small quantities of our Single Block Program. The fruit in these wines have distinct characteristics that set them apart from the other blocks. These discoveries provide the opportunity to explore and evolve our wines to reflect the very best in the region, vineyard and block. Single block wines provide the opportunity to pursue the ultimate single vineyard wine experience. Currently, there are two Single Block wines available: B-11 Chardonnay and C-8 Merlot.
 
 
"Our Small Lots Program provides a glimpse into our winemaking future,
capturing the essence of small batches of promising new varietals."
- Howard Soon, Master Winemaker