Drew Family

Winery Star

Wine Leaders' Choice

Elk, USA

In 2000, Jason and Molly Drew founded Drew Winery with a clear vision: crafting exceptional, small-batch wines that showcase the unique attributes of cool climate sites and traditional grape varieties. Their journey led them to a neglected 26-acre apple orchard in Mendocino Ridge Appellation, where others saw challenges, they saw potential – ancient oceanic soils, south-facing slopes at 1250 ft elevation just above the fogline, and a genuine coastal climate with the ocean a mere 3.3 miles away. Embracing this opportunity, they established the Drew estate winery at Faîte De Mer Farm.

At Faîte De Mer Farm, certified organic and following decades of high-standard farming, Jason, a seasoned vigneron with extensive experience in vineyard farming and winemaking, employs traditional methods like whole cluster and native yeast fermentations, hand punchdowns, and minimal fining or filtering. The eight-acre vineyard comprises California heritage field selections, Dijon clones of Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay, all chosen for their climate, clonal variety, and soil complexity. While Faîte De Mer Farm remains their primary focus, Jason and Molly also hold several Anderson Valley & Mendocino Ridge sites in high regard.

With unwavering passion, expertise, and a commitment to sustainable practices, Drew Winery continues to craft exceptional wines that authentically represent the land they come from, expressing the true essence of their terroir.

Year          2000

Country    USA

Address    31351 Philo Greenwood Rd, Elk, CA 95432



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Certificate Of Excellence

The Winery Star Certificate is an award of excellence for wineries around the world. The certificate is issued for quality and expertise in the wine industry and is a great and valuable asset for wineries.

It is awarded to wineries that have been recommended by Wine Leaders around the world. It gives a boost in the level of credibility in the global wine community and it is a great way to strengthen the winery image.

Buyers, distributors, business partners and even travelers are more eager to contact awarded wineries to buy their wines and visit the winery. 

The certificate displays wineries name and relevant year, it can be shared on website, social media or used for promotional purposes. It is also possible to receive the framed version by post. 

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