Wine Making

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ETHICAL & SUSTAINABLE WINEMAKING

 
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OUR VINEYARDS

SUTCLIFFE & CASTILLO VINEYARDS

In the shadows of Battlerock, our estate vineyards are the home of Sutcliffe viticulture and viniculture.

REGION: FOUR CORNERS
ELEVATION: 5340FT
ACRES PLANTED: 30 IN 1995
SOILS: SAND
KEY VARIETALS: MERLOT, CHARDONNAY

SUSTAINABLE. ORGANIC. 
We practice organic agriculture, just without the fancy label.

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UNFINED. UNFILTERED. 
Sutcliffe wines contain no animal-based fining agents, meaning they’re 100% vegan friendly!
 
MINIMAL SULFITES.
The addition of sulfites is essential in the winemaking process to prevent spoilage. Many US wineries, however, add exorbitant amounts, causing more and more people to face adverse reactions. Sutcliffe Vineyards uses less than a third of the legal limit in the US and around half that is allowed in Europe.

100% FRENCH OAK. 
Our winemakers use neutral french oak barrels, ones that have been used over and over, to subtly enhance the wine’s complexity.