Sheldon is a “Micro-Winery” crafting only single vineyard designate wines. Grapes are all sustainably farmed, hand harvested and basket pressed. Many small lots are hand bottled and hand labeled. A few special vineyards only yield enough for a single barrel (just 25 cases). The Sheldon’s have worked hard to remain true to their dream. Their winery is a labor of love. They apply a minimalist approach to winemaking. After harvesting and sorting clusters by hand, fermentation goes along slowly and naturally in small open top fermenters. Punch downs, of the fermenting grapes, are done by hand many times a day. They gently press using the 3/4 ton basket press. The new wine is aged in primarily neutral French Oak, allowing the flavors of the vineyard and vines to take center stage. The wines are gravity racked according to lunar cycles, until being sent to bottle unfiltered and unfined. This Grenache is grown on the rock strewn rolling hillside of the Vogelzang Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley. Only about 175 cases were produced.