De Loach Vineyards | California
Based in California's Sonoma County, De Loach Vineyards was established in 1973 by Cecil De Loach, a firefighter from San Francisco. The property was purchased by Burgundian Jean- Claude Boisset in 2003. His son, Jean-Charles Boisset, saw the similarities of the Russian River Valley with his native Burgundy and the potential that the region held for producing fine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
One of his first decisions having acquired the estate was to convert the seven hectares of vineyard surrounding the winery to biodynamic farming. Head winemaker Brian Maloney has worked at De Loach since 2003 and has proved instrumental in evolving De Loach by continuing to explore different soils across the Russian River Valley and focusing on high-quality, small-lot winemaking.