What is an Estate Vineyard?

At Ram’s Gate Winery, we take a heartfelt approach to growing grapes in a way that ensures our estate vineyard terroir and local ecosystems are protected for the future.

Our careful farming and thoughtful winemaking process transform our wines into a model of precise farming and sustainability practices that represent our values and our compelling designation as an estate vineyard. 

What Gives an Estate Vineyard its Designation?

The path to an estate vineyard designation requires hard work, integrity, and confidence in farming techniques that allow us to discover the depth of each of our wine’s expressions. 

More than just a commitment to quality products, estate vineyards must abide by clear and certain rules that include:

  • All the grapes used in an estate vineyard’s wine must come from vineyards owned or controlled by the winery
  • The winery and vineyards do not have to be contiguous, but they must be in the same appellation

Each wine from our estate vineyard breathes irrefutable individuality into our portfolio, further showcasing our sustainable farming practices that push the boundaries of tradition while ensuring our promise to be careful stewards of the land. 

How is Ram’s Gate Winery Different from Other Estate Vineyards?

At Ram’s Gate Winery, owning our estate vineyard allows our team of dedicated professionals to take a holistic approach to crafting Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, and Sauvignon Blanc. From vine training to harvest and pressing, fermentation, aging and bottling, characteristics from our estate are kept in the forefront of each vintage. 

That means each step of our winery’s process is within our fervid control and care, which evolves through the depth of our craftsmanship. 

Ram’s Gate Winery develops rich, quality wines on a uniquely positioned estate vineyard that serves as the gateway to Wine Country with the Sonoma Coast on the east, Carneros on the west, and the end of the grand Sonoma Valley to the south, creating a veritable compass rose of Sonoma.

Our position and purpose are deeply rooted in providing wine lovers, new and seasoned, with the unique opportunity to enjoy estate wines that capture our values. The extra care and effort that goes into the production of each wine in our portfolio are what separates our estate vineyard’s expression from other wineries in the region. 

If you would like to learn more about our estate vineyard, try our collections through one of our informative virtual experiences today, or order online for delivery or curbside pickup