On tranquil summer days, as golden sun kisses the valleys and hills of vineyards
in Sonoma, unique air currents bring cooling breezes inland from the Pacific Ocean
and San Pablo Bay. Wafting softly, with some gusts and gales, they glide through
the vineyard rows. As they encounter steeper slopes and drift upward, they become
anabatic winds. Soaring glider pilots rely on them for flight. We treasure them for
the coolness they impart on their journey — a gift of nature that makes the vineyard
more temperate and slows the ripening process, producing robust flavors and
distinctive varietal characters in our grapes.
Our exclusive Anaba wines are handcrafted from the best Rhône and Burgundian
grape varieties grown at our Carneros Estate vineyard and in selected outstanding
vineyard properties throughout Sonoma County. Our Rhône-style wines are artistic
blends, inspired by the rugged earthiness of France's Rhône Valley and replicated in
the rocky Sonoma soils. Our Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs reflect the elegance and
grace of the gently sloping vineyards found in Burgundy, crafted from similar sites in
the Sonoma Coast and Carneros appellations.
Anaba…elegant, classic wines borne by the wind.
- John Sweazey Proprietor