For the BOLD

There’s an adobe home among the vines at Red Cedar Vineyard. It’s no longer habitable, but we maintain it … and it’s holding up pretty well after more than 150 years. Adobe is sun-dried bricks, with the bricks formed from a particular local clay, combined with straw and water. These bricks were a primary building material in California from the Spanish mission period until the Gold Rush. So, that’s the inspiration for our winery and wine names: “Clayhouse” and “Adobe” as depicted on our wine labels. Our winery is ideally suited to small-lot winemaking, which is essential for that broad palette of varietal aromas and flavors we receive from Red Cedar Vineyard. All of our wines are made from that single vineyard source: Clayhouse and Adobe wines are inspired by, and entirely sourced from, Red Cedar Vineyard.