Carol and Fred Schrader have long shared a passion for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and dreamed of starting a project that would focus on these varietals. In 2007, along with good friends David and Judy Steiner they became the proud owners of a phenomenal parcel of land two ridgelines in from the Sonoma Coast and named it Boars’ View. What started out as a remote, grassy, untamed hilltop where wild boars roam free has now become an exceptional Sonoma Coast vineyard.
Thanks to the vineyard management prowess of Ulises Valdez who matched clone to the predominantly Goldridge Loam soils, Pinot Noir was planted throughout much of the vineyard and a small section of coastal clay on the property was found perfectly suited for Chardonnay. Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown knew these conditions would be perfect to grow California Heritage clones of remarkable character and planted the vineyard to an array of Calera, Mt. Eden and Swan heritage clones. The result has been nothing less than stunning, and we are thrilled to present wines rich in California Heritage character.