Owner of Sky Vineyards, Lore Olds, is an old school winemaker using old school methods. The vineyards are dry farmed and naturally tended using organic fertilizers, cover crops, birds, and beneficial insects. In the cellar things are just as stripped down; grapes are pressed with an old wooden basket press, punched down by hand, aged in old French oak, and bottled by hand.
These simple, honest, methods yield some of our favorite wines coming out of the west coast. The 2013 Mt. Veeder is a big and burly Napa Zin in its purest expression.