The foundation of our wines begins with the highest quality grapes grown by family and friends who farm organic and biodynamic vineyards. We strive to create transparent reflections of each vineyard site with gentle handling. Each and every vintage we push the boundaries of our capabilities to create wines that are authentic and true, reflecting the soul of this region.
Diligently managed, spontaneous whole cluster and destemmed, whole berry fermentations are cared for faithfully. Fermentation and aging vessels include rotary oak puncheons, oak uprights, jacketed stainless tanks, Italian amphorae, and concrete eggs. The results are wines with textural and aromatic complexity.

Special Release

2019 Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute Authentique Pinot Noir

50% of purchase price will be donated to CCTDI


Complex and captivating aromas of black cherry, rose, jasmine, orange blossom, mineral, sea shel and bergamot. The attack is luxurious and fresh. Cherries, baking spice and new strawberries dominate the mid palate. Fine long structure with elegant tannin and acidity to carry the ethereal fruit focused finish.

 

Featured Releases

2017 AUTHENTIQUE KEELER ESTATE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR

94 Points Wine Enthusiast 

“From the biodynamically farmed estate vineyard, this boldly fruity wine loads up with a rich cherry flavor accented by orange marmalade, barrel toast, coffee and cream. This has the sturdy structure to develop nicely through 2025.” -P.G., Wine Enthusiast

 

2017 Authentique Ridgecrest Vineyard Pinot Noir

94 Points Wine Enthusiast

Winemaker Nicholas Keeler deftly uses barrels and amphorae to bring depth and detail to all of his wines. Here, using fruit from the first planting on Ribbon Ridge, he crafts a sharply defined wine with bright flavors of raspberry and Bing cherry. Tannins are firm and polished, the acids bring a touch of lemon, and the seashell aromatics of the AVA are subtle but present. Drink now and into the early 2030s” -P.G., Wine Enthusiast

 

2018 Authentique Teapot Vineyard ‘Le petit secret’ Pinot Noir

Dark fruit, forest floor, fresh and dreamy.  Grapes are farmed  by our own vineyard team at the old Tempest winery’s vineyard hidden in the forest  just above our vineyard 100% own rooted 114 dijon clone Pinot Noir.

 

2016 Authentique Keeler Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Made with biodynamic certified grapes, barrel fermented, and aged 16 months in extra tight grain French Oak. This sublime Chardonnay offers expressive citrus, apple, ripe fruit, and creamy texture with enough freshness to carry through a long lingering finish.

 

2017 AUTHENTIQUE “Fond Marin” Chardonnay

94 Points Editor’s Choice Wine Enthusiast
94 Points James Suckling

Some barrels are filled direct from press pan and others with minimal settling, batonage and long elevage in tight grain French oak. Intoxicating aromas of citrus, sea foam, mineral and baking spice. Deeply layered palate reveals fresh flavors of lemon curd and just ripe asian pear with perfectly balanced acidity to carry the long ethereal finish.

 

2018 Authentique Bois Joli Chardonnay

The high elevation Bois Joli Vineyard sits on the southwest facing tip of the Amity Hills, overlooking the city of Amity and the Coast Range, directly facing the Van Duzer Corridor.  The 2018 Chardonnay was whole cluster pressed long cycle with minimal settling, barrel fermentation and elevage in extra tight grain French oak. Moderate batonage and finished in stainless tank  prior to bottling. Aromas of wet stone, tree fruit and exotic spice. The citrus focused mid palate shows depth, silken texture and mouthwatering acidity

 

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