Winemaker Alex Kanzler produces just 2,000 cases of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the western hills of Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. The renowned 14-acre Kanzler Vineyard was one of the first planted in the Sebastopol Hills neighborhood. Here, deeply stirring flavors come from an interplay of Goldridge soil, Pacific Ocean fog, warm light, and coastal wind. Wines are handmade by Alex, and he applies organic farming practices at the estate vineyard, including the avoidance of synthetic herbicides. His wife Breauna Kanzler allocates bottles via the mailing list during Fall and Spring offerings. She also hosts private tastings for overnight guests of the estate vacation house. KANZLER can be found in restaurants such as Boulevard in San Francisco, Valette in Healdsburg, and Tamarind Tribeca in New York. The vineyard’s sought-after grapes have also been featured in vineyard designate wines by other top producers such as Kosta Browne, Lynmar Estate, and Arista; the vineyard is the source of over 60 wines rated 90 to 98 points by Wine Spectator. Kanzler Vineyards was founded in 1996 by the winemaker’s parents, Stephen and Lynda Kanzler.