Sourced from a parcel at our HJW Vineyard, this wine highlights our commitment to ecosystem health and comprehensive viticulture practices. We adhere to unique farming methods that focus not solely on our vineyards but on the totality of our farm, promoting biodiversity in adjacent fields, forests, and meadows, while utilizing cover crops, beneficials, and homeopathic teas and preparations. Our goal is to continue the expansion of these practices and create wines that reflect the intrinsic compatibility of vineyards and their surroundings. The HJW Bio Barrel Select 2017 is a special bottling. In the summer of 2018, we held back a portion of the 2017 HJW Bio and kept it in large format 1000 L foudre. Inspired by the German cellars where producers practice extended aging for specialty lots of Riesling in large casks, we let the wine age for 3 additional years in barrel, then bottled in the summer of 2021. The wine then received an additional year of bottle age prior to its exciting release! Check out this video
from Winemaker Dillon Buckley who discusses and tastes this wine.