Years ago Kivelstadt Cellars was only an idea, the idea that people deserve to drink wines with soul. These wines would come from vineyards with heritage, farmed with the utmost respect for nature, and fermented with low intervention. A combination of these ideals has evolved into a lifestyle. A lifestyle which vintage after vintage results in delicious wine’s which pay homage to California’s terroir.
The Family Secret is an example of what great winemakers can do with Sauvignon Blanc when they think outside the box. These 40 year old vines planted in the Indian Springs Vineyard in Kenwood are exceptional. With a combination of neutral oak and stainless steal fermentation and aging this wine has all of the great aspects of both old and new world Sauvignon Blanc.