Not All Vines Are Created Equal
For centuries, vintners have cultivated cuttings from individual vines that produce exceptional grapes. A select few have stood the test of time, and have been granted numbers to distinguish them. Noble Vines.
Noble Vines Wines
337 Cabernet Sauvignon
667 Pinot Noir
1 Red Blend
Vine Stock 337
Vine Stock 4 at Block 46
Vine Stock 667
Vine Stocks 181, 337, Others
Vine Stock 181
DIRECTOR OF VITICULTURE
Charlie Hossom is one of North America’s foremost grape vine experts. He joined Noble Vines in 2012 and directs viticulture and vine selection with the express goal of continuous improvement. Charlie represents the Wine Institute at the California Department of Food & Agriculture committee on vine selection and serves as chairman of the American Vineyard Foundation commission on vine selection and breeding. He is developing ground-breaking water saving technology for farming and is frequently called to California’s capital to offer expert testimony on sustainable farming.
Prior to Noble Vines, Charlie managed vineyards for Stags Leap Wine Cellars, Ste. Michelle Estates and the Inglenook vineyards reunification program. His prodigious career began as the youngest ever vineyard manager of the famed Oakville Experimental Station while still a student at U.C. Davis.
DIRECTOR OF WINEMAKING
James Ewart grew up making wine at the side of his father, one of Australia’s great Chardonnay winemakers. James is one of a very few winemakers who have also completed a graduate diploma in grape growing (viticulture), from the University of Adelaide in 1999. This followed his undergraduate degree specializing in geology, soils, and chemistry – valuable knowledge when matching Noble Vines’ time-honored vines to specific locations with one of North America’s leading viticulturists, vineyard manager Charlie Hossom.
James' experience includes Mountadam Winery, under the tutelage of David Wynn, known for his pioneering work with Cabernet and Syrah in Coonawarra, Australia, Cloudy Bay in Marlborough, and his family’s estate in the Adelaide Hills. A brief stint at Noble Vines’ San Bernabe Vineyard in 2000 turned into a career there when Monterey County legend Bill Petrovic recognized James’ skill in making wine with a vineyard-based philosophy. James is proud to carry on Mr. Petrovic’s legacy at the Noble Vines Collection.
THESE VINES ARE NOBLE. WE TREAT THEM THAT WAY.
We farm the Noble Vines Collection in the red, cobblestone soils of our family-owned vineyards in Lodi and on the gentle slopes of our cool-climate San Bernabe Vineyard in Monterey, California. At Noble Vines we pay strict attention to sustainable farming to ensure this land endures for the next century and beyond. We are a founding member of the Central Coast Natural Vineyard Team and adhere strictly to appellation-specific rules for sustainably farming each of our vineyards. Deep roots and family commitment keep us focused on superior quality—from the way we farm to how we craft our wines. These are, after all, Noble Vines.