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Who is Clark Smith?

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I’ve been making and selling wine in California since 1972. I enjoy teaching, writing and singing about wine, so I wear a lot of hats. I built this site to clarify these involvements.

Our winemaking philosophy is aligned with the principles of Postmodern Winemaking. We are part of a worldwide courageous cadre of winemakers and growers thoughout the world dedicated to exploring its mysteries. Wine is something ancient and venerated, recognized as sacred in Roman times and long before. But 20th Century ideas have riven the soul from wine and rendered it into a bland commodity. Now we’re getting back to what the ancients knew: that living soil matters, that wine integrates its flavors through refined structure, that when it possesses a soul, wine is (as Ben Franklin observed) “proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”

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