Dovecote Ranch and Estate Winery is dedicated to growing and crafting wines that allow the beauty and character of our land to speak through them. Since 1990, our own-rooted vines and sandy-limestone soils have produced small quantities of intensely concentrated cool-climate Rhône fruit, with the daily marine influence slowing and extending ripening for uncommon complexity and grace.
The same hands that planted the vineyard 30+ years ago still farm it today across three generations and have always called Dovecote their home. I personally hand-make all wines at the estate with a deep respect and love for their origin, which is also my full-time home. They are meant as an ode to our family’s gratitude in calling this special place ours. In their creation, it is my hope that our lives contribute to their meaning, and their meaning contribute to the lives of those we share them with.
Authentic sense of place matters. It is an indelibly primal awareness that you can feel, smell, taste, and remember. Honestly crafted wine that honors its origins and gives each vintage a voice is one of the most profound lenses into this unique sensory experience. We are proud to share our hand-crafted wines and beautiful estate with guests who seek a deeper connection with the source.