Boonville, Calif., May 8, 2008 – The newest winery in Anderson Valley, Calif. debuted May 8, 2008 with the launch of Foursight Wines, a small family owned and operated winery producing just a few hundred cases of cool-climate Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc each year.
Foursight Winery, Charles Vineyard, Anderson Valley
The winery’s inaugural releases include the 2006 Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir ($46, 425 cases produced) and the 2007 Anderson Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($20, 189 cases produced).
Foursight Wines is a collaboration between two generations of the Charles family: Bill and Nancy – local winegrowers – their daughter, Kristy (the executive director of the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association), and her fiancé, Joe Webb (a Sonoma State Wine Business graduate, currently working with Londer Vineyards).
The name Foursight comes from the family’s long history on the land – four generations have now lived and worked on the same site, once operating a timber mill, then farming the land and raising livestock, and now as winegrowers. Foursight Wines is their effort to look forward and provide for future generations.
The 2006 Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir was hand-harvested from the family vineyard and fermented with indigenous yeast and ML strains. The 2007 Anderson Valley Sauvignon Blanc came from the renowned Ferrington Vineyard and was made in 100% stainless steel, preserving the bright acidity and fruit flavors present in the grapes.
Bill, Nancy, Kristy and Joe are all extremely hands-on with every aspect of the business, from farming to packaging. All vineyard work is done by the family, with help only during pruning and harvest. They serve as winemakers, harvest hands, and art and marketing directors – each person contributing their individual skills to the family business.
A tasting room is in the works and should be open in fall 2008. It will be constructed from timbers milled at the family ranch and recycled for this purpose.
Foursight Wines strives to be an environmentally responsible business at every level, from farming the vineyard sustainably, to using only 100% recycled materials for all our printed pieces, and even in our selection of glass for our wine bottles.
For more information, visit Foursight Wines.