AVA: Santa Cruz Mountains
Year Planted: 2011-ish
Varietals: Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Merlot
Farming: Certified organic
I stumbled upon Makjavich Vineyard in spring of 2017 while on my way to a square dance on the rural property of a good friend. This vineyard lies on the site of the 8th registered organic farm in the USA. Larry Makjavich planted these vines himself and has farmed them with friends for the last eight or so years, making the wine in his basement. Starting in January 2019, Larry and I began farming this vineyard together and Margins now takes nearly all the fruit.