TOTALLY DEVOTED TO PINOT.
At Mark West, there's nothing more important to us than sharing our passion for Pinot with others.
Name is ode to Mark West area
in Sonoma County
The name Mark West is an ode to a region in the heart of Sonoma county. The mark west area is located near one of the world's best places to grow Pinot Noir, the Russian River Valley. Mark west winds have since reached beyond Sonoma County to offer Pinot Noir from a variety of California's incredible, high-quality Pinot sites, including the Santa Lucia Highlands.
Nothing worth obsessing over ever came easy. And that's certainly the case for Pinot Noir. The grape is an interesting one: It's thin-skinned and fickle, which means it's not easy to grow. Even the slightest change in temperature can throw it off, which is why we look for the best cool, dry climates when choosing our vineyards. But, when it's done right, the result is a wonderfully complex wine. The perfect Pinot, in an infinite number of expressions. It's unlike any other grape.