For all the talk about the decline in Chardonnay sales, this is the type of wine that can revitalize any perceived dip in the grape's popularity. Racy and tout, Red Car sources Chardonnay from esteemed vineyards such as Ritchie and Manchester Ridge before fermented the wine in just 10% new French Oak.
At Red Car, we believe that we are stewards of the land – dedicated to being environmentally and socially responsible to our community. To us, sustainability goes beyond farming practices in our vineyards; it's who we are. Our values reflect those of a limited-production winery and small team inspired by the topography and environment where we grow our cool-climate wines. We appreciate that our wines speak directly from the soil and maritime climate and with that, we find it our mission to be environmentally and socially aware.
Red Car was first imagined during a trip to the coastal mountains of western Sonoma County. There was a clear sense that this was the place where Red Car should settle, a place to call home. That morning’s sights and smells of the Pacific fog mixing with the giant redwoods as the sunshine pushed it back out to sea inspired in the founders a harmony with nature. They felt connected to the hum of the land and couldn’t wait to express its uniqueness in their wines. The inaugural vintage for Red Car was 2000 and since then they have achieved soaring heights for their stunning cool weather wines. The winery name is a tribute to trolley cars that serviced Los Angeles through the first half of the 20th century. It serves as a reminder of the founders' original connection to the City of Angels, the place that inspired them to dream.More from this winery
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