The name means "western", and true to its name Occidental rests in the western mountains on the Sonoma Coast, a haven for some of California's greatest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards. A small town, population 1,115, if you grew up here, you know your neighbors.
With such a love for this small town on the Sonoma Coast, when starting a wine brand, Max, Myles and Chris wanted to make sure they focused on the important things, the people, and the place.
It turns out are incredibly important when it comes to making great wines. You count on great people when you make wine, people you can trust to grow the best grapes you can get your hands on. The place is what gives you something unique.
Growing up right here in Occidental, we grew up right alongside some of California's greatest winegrowing families. Entering into the winemaking business, who better to work with than families like these, who grow some of the best grapes in the world.
Every vineyard is unique in its own very special way, or at least it should be. When finding great vineyards, you can always count on something special sticking out to great you.
Taking those flavors so cherished and tuning them into great wines