Producer wine
Old World Winery

COUNTRY :
United States

REGION :
Sonoma

PRODUCTION :
2,000 bottles/year

Darek Trowbridge

Old World Winery is a small, family owned and operated winery. Using grapes from our 100 year old organic vineyards, we create “natural wines” that reflect our family history and the traditional winemaking (old world) practices in Sonoma County.

Pastoral winemaker and proprietor, Darek Trowbridge, has 20+ years of hands on experience in the art and science of vineyard management, grape production, and natural winemaking. His passion is inviting nature into his winemaking. His processes are simple and direct and eliminates the need for any manufactured (man made) chemicals. This process involves effort and shepherding but not manipulation.

CUVÉES
Wine

“ERA” 2015

Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma
Grape: Abouriou
Vineyard Size: 1.21 hectares
Soil: loam, shale
Average Age of Vines: 90 years
Farming: organic conversion, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, pigéage, direct press, 7 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral French oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 48 months in neutral French oak, sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 10 mg/L

Wine

“Bloom” 2018

Region: Alexander Valley, Sonoma
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Size: 5.26 hectares
Soil: loam, shale
Average Age of Vines: 45 years
Farming: organic conversion, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, pigéage, direct press, 5 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral French oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in neutral French oak, sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 24 mg/L

Wine

“Charm” 2011

Region: Hopland, Mendocino
Grape: Alicante Bouschet
Vineyard Size: 2 hectares
Soil: benchland, shale
Average Age of Vines: 30 years
Farming: organic conversion, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, pigéage, direct press, spontaneous fermentation in neutral French oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 48 months in neutral French oak, sur lie, 48 months in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02:  10 mg/L

Wine

“Flow” 2014

Region: Fountain Grove District, Sonoma
Grape: Syrah
Vineyard Size: 0.80 hectares
Soil: volcanic
Average Age of Vines: 15 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, pigéage, 7 day maceration, direct press, spontaneous fermentation in neutral French oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 24 months in neutral French oak, sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 10 mg/L

Wine

“Abundance” 2017

Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma
Grape: Muscadelle, Trousseau Gris, Palomino, Mondeuse Noire, Abouriou, Zinfandel
Vineyard Size: 0.40 hectares
Soil: loam, shale
Average Age of Vines: 130 years
Farming: organic conversion, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, pigéage, direct press, 7 day co-maceration, spontaneous co-fermentation in neutral French oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 24 months in neutral French oak, sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 10 mg/L

Wine

Trowbridge Apple Cider 2017

Region: Sebastopol, Sonoma
Grape: Granny Smith, Jonathan, Pippin, King, Winesap, Rome Beauty, Quince
Vineyard Size: 2 hectares
Soil: sand, loam
Average Age of Vines: 80 years
Farming: organic conversion
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 12 month spontaneous fermentation in neutral barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: col fondo, second fermentation with juice from previous vintage in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Early Havest” 2016

Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma
Grape: Abouriou
Vineyard Size: 1.21 hectares
Soil: loam, shale
Average Age of Vines: 90 years
Farming: organic conversion, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 12 month spontaneous fermentation in neutral barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: col fondo, second fermentation with juice from previous vintage in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Two Rock Block” 2009

Region: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah
Vineyard Size: 3.23 hectares
Soil: benchland, shale
Average Age of Vines: 35 years
Farming: organic conversion, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: pigéage, 20% stem add-back, direct press, 2 week maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral French oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 24 months in neutral French oak, sur lie, 108 months in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 10 mg/L

Wine

Butler Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma
Grape: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size: 0.80 hectares
Soil: clay, sand, loam
Average Age of Vines:  20 years
Farming: organic conversion, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 20% whole cluster, 2 week maceration, direct press, spontaneous fermentation in neutral French oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 24 months in neutral French oak, sur lie, 120 months in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 10 mg/L