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.
\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
a method of increasing thealcohol in a wine by adding sugar to the must before or