Enfield Wine Co is the creation of husband and wife super-team John Lockwood and Amy Seese and was founded in 2010. John began his wine career hand-weeding grape vines in Vermont but soon found himself in California as an apprentice studying guitar building under Master Luthier in Oakland. It wasn’t long before John moved north to wine country where he began work with Failla winery. After falling in love with the Heron Lake Vineyard in Wild Horse Valley, John and Amy decided it was time to go all in and they did just that in 2013. The Enfield wines are some of the most structured, expressive and vibrant California wines we have ever tasted.
Sourcing his fruit from a variety of different California AVAs (Wild Horse Valley in eastern Napa County and western Solano County, Fort Ross-Seaview in the far northern reaches of the Sonoma County coast, and the Shake Ridge area just east of Sutter Creek in Amador County). He uses a very light hand in the cellar, interfering as little as possible. John uses wild rather than commercial yeasts and allows malolactic fermentation to develop on its own.
“Driven by soil first and foremost, Enfield Wine Co. seeks out vineyards that possess a distinct and powerful sense of place – across region, grape variety, and vine age. Working only with small vineyards and independent growers, every step of the process is guided by the intent to maximize this character of terroir. Grapes are harvested for balance and the wines are all given the chance to ferment naturally.
The lineup of wines extends from fresh, mineral driven everyday wines, to quirky “off the beaten path” vineyards and varietals, and age-worthy wines of elegance and power from classic regions of California. Each has its own story to tell.”
– John Lockwood