A true family vineyard, proprietor Peter Smiderle gives credits his winemaking ability to his experience with grape growing and wine making at the side of his father, who was an accomplished winemaker in Southern California.
Peter and his wife Mary Beth planted their first commercial vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County in 2000. Most of the five planted acres are head pruned in the old Italian style to ensure powerful flavors with intense varietal characteristics.
MoniClaire, the name of the vineyard, is the combined name of our their daughters, Monica and Claire – they also have an ongoing interest in the family winemaking endeavor. If you call for a tasting appointment, it’s $15 per person tasting fee, waived with per person purchase.