The Center of Effort estate lies in the western foothills of the Edna Valley. Here the growing conditions are shaped by a rare confluence of lean sandy soils, reliable maritime breezes, and nuanced exposures. Owners Bill Swanson and Rob Rossi acquired the vineyard and winery, with roots spanning three decades, precisely because of its potential to produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The wine production team is led by Mike Sinor and Nathan Carlson, both veteran Edna Valley winemakers with a love for this place, and an appreciation for the character and potential of its produce. Our winemaking philosophy is of honor terroir, the natural character of the fruit, while bringing an added dimension of artistry to the wine. There is nothing expedient in our approach. We embrace the detailed, labor-intensive methods that are required to produce the finest wines. Even then, only a handful of lots from each vintage are ultimately deemed worthy for designation under the "Center of Effort" label.
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