We feel privileged to work with growers that share our vision to make wines of character and elegance.
We seek our sites out for quality, distinctive features, and history.
Working with our vineyards and growers, Read Holland Wines capture the essence of the site within the wine.
The best footprints on the wine are the ones we make in the soil during the growing season.
Peter Martin Ray Vineyard
Santa Cruz Mountains
Martin Ray befriended Paul Masson, a native Burgundian, originally in the 1900’s. Paul became his mentor over time and they spent many vintages working together.
Martin Ray purchased Masson’s holdings in 1936. The industry was still hurting from prohibition and Masson warned Martin not to buy the business. Martin could not help himself and purchased the holding, then in 1943 sold to Seagrams. He took cuttings from Masson’s vineyards and decided to purchase his own land across the canyon.
The cuttings Mason brought back in 1896, as told by Martin Ray, came from Masson’s friend Louis Latour. The Masson derived cuttings are what we today call Mt. Eden selection Chardonnay.
We are inspired by Martin Ray and Paul Masson for their visionary work in the California wine industry. To step foot on the soils that Martin Ray labored over is hard to articulate. We feel lucky and honored to be able to source fruit from this iconic site.
Sitting 1500 feet above the valley floor, the vines are 40+ years old and are dry farmed. From this, we achieve extremely concentrated flavors with a saline backbone.
Anderson Valley Deep End Pinot Noir
Our Deep End Pinot Noir is a combination of two sites: Romani & Nash Mill
Romani vineyard is located close to the town of Navarro. It was planted by the Romani’s who found the parcel on their honeymoon. Planted in 1999, the second generation of family is currently tending
to the vines and overseeing the property.
We source our Pommard clone Pinot Noir from 2 blocks with very different soil profiles. We are amazed at the versatility of this site. Romani is quintessential Deep End Anderson Valley Pinot Noir with dark fruit character while retaining elegance and lift accentuated by lovely spice and character.
Nash Mill is named after the Redwood logging sites that once surrounded the land that is now the vineyard. Currently owned by the Wentworth Family, they have transitioned the vineyard to organic farming with a generational plan for this special site.
Nash Mill is in the Deep End of Anderson Valley, in a location where the cool air funnels in and stays for the better part of the day. This is one of the coolest parts of the valley, making Nash Mill a late ripening site. This combined with the rose blonde soils bring out the Pinot perfume in the 667 & 115 clones of Pinot Noir.
Planted in 1976 by Brad Wiley, this vineyard is one of the earliest plantings in Anderson Valley’s history. Originally known as Colson Place founded under the Homestead act by the Colson family, this vineyard site lies 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean.
Due to the location, the daytime high temperatures never stay warm for too long before the ocean begins to cool the vineyard off. This allows the Riesling time to gain physiological ripeness at low sugars.
Brad Wiley planted Muscat on the ends of the Riesling rows with the inspiration of Marcel Deiss in Alsace, we harvest a bin of Muscat to co-ferment with the Riesling.
Many of the Colson Ranch Redwoods were cut during the logging era of Anderson Valley. Brad Wiley noticed other hardwood trees growing back where he felt the Redwoods should be once again. With this in mind he decided to plant stands of Redwoods to return to the agricultural history of Wiley Vineyard.