Horse and Plow

 

Horse and Plow

Chris Condos and Suzanne Hagins started Horse & Plow based in Sonoma in 2008 to produce authentic, hand-crafted wines that speak of a sense of place. Chris is a partner and continues to be the Winemaker at Vinum Cellars and also consults for Kathryn Kennedy in Santa Cruz Mountains AVA.

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Country: Region: Appellation: Producer: Year Founded: Annual Production Total: Farming: Harvest Method: Total Estate Size:
France Burgundy Pommard, Meursault, Bourgogne Rouge/Blanc Moissenet-Bonnard 1987 Lutte-Raisonée Manual 5.5 ha

Wine Name Warieties Average Vine Age Soil Vineyard Area Elevage Filteration Fining Annual Production
Rosé North Coast 100% carignane 45-86 years Eight hours maceration on skins before being pressed off into neutral French oak for fermentation 325 cases
Drafthorse White Napa Valley 38% pinot blanc 24% pinot gris 38% riesling 45 years Fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and neutral French oak 200 cases
Drafthorse Red North Coast 40% carignane 22% petite sirah 20% syrah 18% grenache 45 years Fermentation with natural yeast in small open-top tanks with punch down by hand. Aged in neutral French oak no no 500 cases
The Gardener Pinot Noir Sonoma 100% pinot noir 45-86 years Cold soaked for seven days in small open top vessels before fermentation with natural yeasts. Aged in neutral French oak for 10 months. no no 221 cases
The Gardener Pinot Noir Carneros 100% pinot noir 45 years Fermentation with native yeasts. After two weeks on stems and skins the wine is pressed into barrel. Aged in French oak, 25% of it new, for 10 months. no no 200 cases