Whistler Vineyards was founded by Drs. Stig Hansen and Jennifer Whistler in 2001. Inspired by our passion for Pinot Noir and Burgundy in particular we set out to acquire a property, where we could plant a vineyard and develop our own estate. After much research, we settled on a property located on the "true" Sonoma Coast just four miles from the Pacific Ocean in the north-west corner of Sonoma County close to Annapolis. This site has the perfect micro-climate and soil-type for producing world class Pinot Noir. We are fortunate to operate independently with no external investors, allowing us to pursue our own vision and uncompromising approach to farming. We make all vineyard management decisions and are intimately involved with the farming operations, as we firmly believe that great Pinot Noir is created in the vineyard. Our goal is to make authentic wines with complexity and balance. We are
continually fine tuning our farming practices to enhance those
characteristics and bring forward the varietal and clonal expression of
our terroir. Over the years we have worked with several great wineries including Patz & Hall, Miura, and currently sell grapes to Ehren Jordan's Failla Wines, with whom we have had the pleasure to work with since 2009.
Photos courtesy of Christopher Clarke and Basak Cakici-Adams.