Ancien is the Quest of a Winemaker in pursuit of his art, and a celebration of the traditions in wine that have inspired him. In 1992, we harvested our first two tons of Pinot Noir from four rows atop a knoll in the southwest corner of Carneros. Producing but five barrels, this marked the beginning of Ancien. In the years since, we have continued our pursuit of those rare and special plots where Pinot Noir can rise from great to sublime. Our portfolio of vineyard designates stretches from the Shea Vineyard in Oregon's Willamette Valley south to the Fiddlestix Vineyard in the Sta Rita Hills. We also produce designates from Sonoma Mountain, Carmel Valley, Russian River, Coombsville and Carneros. Ancien celebrates the diversity of flavors that Pinot Noir display in dramatically different terroirs.