Covenant Winery, founded in 2003 by ex-Wine Spectator editor Jeff Morgan and the late Napa Vintner Leslie Rudd, started off producing only Napa Valley Cabernet. But Jeff always had a special fondness for Pinot Noir, and in 2011, Covenant began to make Pinot Noir from Francis Mahoney's vineyards in Napa/Sonoma Carneros. Covenant Landsman Pinot Noir has been made from Mahoney fruit every year since then, typically co-fermented with Dijon clone 667 and Sonoma's own Swan clone. The wine is produced with native yeast, unfined and unfiltered. Only 400 cases are produced annually.
In 2014, Covenant moved from Napa Valley to Berkeley, CA, to become part of a growing number of urban wineries there. Today, the winery produces some 20 wines sourced from vineyards stretching north from Santa Barbara to Sonoma, Napa, and Lake County. Jeff runs the winery with his wife, Jodie, daughter Zoe and longtime associates winemaker Jonathan Hajdu and managing director Sagie Kleinlerer.