White Wine 'Hinter der Mauer'
Region: Central Coast AVA
Vineyard/Blocks: John Sebastiano (Sta. Rita Hills AVA), Kick-On Ranch (Santa Barbara AVA), La Estancia Vineyard (Santa Lucia Highlands AVA)
Grape/Blend: 70% Grüner Veltliner, 30% Riesling
Farming: Practicing Organic
Vinification: Whole-cluster pressed, fermented and aged in mostly stainless steel with a small percentage in large neutral puncheons
Fining/Filtration: Unfiltered and unfined
Production: 1,500 cases
Additional Information: “Hinter der Mauer” is an Austrian-German term that Graham Tatomer learned while working harvest in Austria at Emmerich Knoll which roughly translates to “your back against the wall”. The room between the walls of the terraces of the vineyard and the vines he would work on was very tight and this feeling of having your back against the wall is something very familiar during the COVID-19 pandemic. This wine is an homage to his time in Austria working these vineyards and is expressed through these diverse sites throughout the Central Coast of California.