fbpx
Donkey & Goat

Berkeley's first natural winery, crafting wines
from sustainably farmed vineyards since 2004.

bottle image 2018 Isabel’s Cuvée, Field Blend of Grenache Gris
Our Longest-Running Wine

Old Vines

Isabel's Cuvée Grenache Gris 2018

Rosé!

Our oldest running wine, the 2018 is our 15th vintage making our Rosé from the historic Gibson Ranch in the McDowell Valley. Our block dates back to the late 1800’s and is home to the oldest planting of Grenache Gris in the United States.

Tasting Notes

The nose is an exploration of strawberries, guava, and rosewater. Fresh and juicy like a homegrown clementine with the crisp, savory, and tangy profile of an underripe peach and a subtle strawberry sweetness.

Winemaking

  • Appellation: Mendocino
  • Vineyard: Gibson Ranch
  • Varietal: Field blend of Grenache Gris
  • Age: Planted in 1896
  • Elevation: 950 ft.
  • Soil: Talmage gravelly sand loam
  • Harvested: Sept 5, 2018
  • Pressed: Sept 5, 2018
  • Maceration: A few hours
  • Fermentation: Wild yeasts & bacteria in Taransaud oak vat & neutral oak barrels
  • Barrel aging: 4 months
  • Bottled: February 19, 2019
  • Production: 396 cases of 750mL & 50 cases 1.5L Mags
  • Release date: Spring 2019

Download Tech Sheet

Join Our Community

Be first in line for our limited production wine releases & special offers

Visit Our Berkeley Tasting Room & Retail Shop

Tuesday – Sunday: 11am-5pm
Fridays: 11am-7pm

Visit Us →