is a small winery, handcrafting wine with an Old World approach. Our vision and mission is to create artisanal* wines and bi-coastal blends using grapes sourced from small growers in New York and California. New York Cabernet Franc brings a natural acidity to our wines and California vinifera brings a lushness where we never have to consider chaptalization**. Because of the symbiotic nature of West Coast and New York  fruit, we’re able to make wines more naturally.

Our grapes are all hand sorted and vinified in New York’s Hudson Valley where Paula Cereghino and Fred Smith (bassist from the influential rock band Television) produce bold, full bodied wines that are filtered only by time and gravity. We’re inspired by renegade winemakers from the Super Tuscan producers of Italy to the Rhone Rangers of the West Coast, including Joseph Cereghino, Paula’s grandfather.  

* ar·ti·san

\ˈär-tə-zən, -sən, chiefly British ˌär-tə-ˈzan\                                                                                                                                                                             - –noun

1 : a worker who practices a trade or handicraft : craftsperson

2 : one that produces something (as cheese or wine) in limited quantities often using traditional methods

 

Cereghino Smith

**chap·tal·i·za·tion

[shap-tuh-luh-zey-shuhn]

–noun

a method of increasing the alcohol in a wine by adding sugar to the must before or during fermentation