Two labels rooted in sustainability, integrity, and personal connection. 

Site driven single-vineyard selections

Hawkeye Ranch, Cerise Vineyard, Capp Inn Ranch,
Casa Roja Vineyard, Ledgewood Vineyard, Knox Vineyard

Dynamic blends that tilt their hat to California’s diversity and history

Field White, Field Red, Field Rosé

We have a strong commitment to our environment, and believe that sound practices are not only essential for the survival of the wine industry, but also produce the highest quality wine. To that end, we’ve searched carefully to find vineyard sites that provide excellent fruit quality accompanied by earnestness on behalf of the grower.

 

We are extremely proud to have formed long-term collaborative relationships with growers at Hawkeye Ranch, Cerise Vineyard, Capp Inn Ranch, Casa Roja Vineyard, Ledgewood Vineyard, Knox Vineyard and Babcock Vineyard.

 

Onward Wines are single-vineyard, site-driven wines and Farmstrong Wines are blends, and in both expressions the vineyard sites are very special to me. I am a true believer in personal connection and there is a story behind each vineyard site and how it came to be part of my portfolio. In these stories you will learn more about the people behind these vineyards. I liken my connection to these vineyards to that of one’s favorite shirt or coffee mug or chair. Like a well worn fabric or a slightly chipped mug that may have initially caught my eye for its beauty, but over the years it has won my heart because it just feels right. When it comes to vineyards this happens too, and it is a combination of my connection with the vines themselves and my connection with those that tend them. For me the growers hands are most definitely part of the terroir.

 

My style is about letting the vines speak. They are the art, I am the canvas, my job is to give them a chance to share their beauty in each and every vintage. My decisions are driven from the vineyard and the vintage, my cellar practices are to uphold the truths I find in the vineyard. To this end I pick early looking for balance of flavors at lower ripeness, as I find this is when each vineyard is in its most unique expression of self.

``I see these vineyards as treasures. As a winemaker it is my goal to preserve these treasures and share them as wines.``

– Faith Armstrong Foster

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Alex Eckhart • alexeckhart.com

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