Herrmann York

Herrmann York Rock Farm Red 2023


The grapes are harvested from own-rooted bush vines planted around the turn of the 20th century, growing in deep sand of alluvial granite fans. The harvest took place on July 23 and August 31. The wine is direct-pressed and features notes of spring flowers, lime, and brioche.

Dry/Sweet:, Dry
Wine Type:, Red
Wine Style:, Light Red
Grapes:, Field Blend
Farming:, Organic
Vintage:, 2023
Alcohol:, 12.5%
Country:, United States
Region:, California
Appellation:, NA
Bottle Size:, 750ml
Sugar level:, Low Sugar, Zero Added Sugar

Food Pairing Ideas:

Asada tacos.


Producer profile

Herrmann York

Dusty Herrmann
Dustin Herrmann is in the business of building and restoring classic BMWs. He creates cars meant for pure enjoyment and finds a similar satisfaction in winemaking and viticulture. For him, wine is about enjoyment and pleasure, reflecting his passion in every aspect.

Garrett York
Garrett York is a writer and educator who was introduced to wine by his wife, Kendall. They have two sighthounds and are members of the Studebaker Driver's Club of America.

Taylor York
Taylor York has been brewing beer for over a decade and deeply appreciates living beverages. His love for wine emerged from a desire to explore a craft similar yet vastly different from brewing. He values the community and conversation that wine fosters, with its diverse varieties and ever-changing characteristics.

Wine region

California, United States

California is a leading wine-producing state in the United States, distinguished by its diverse climates and geographical features ideal for viticulture. The state comprises several renowned wine regions with unique climatic conditions and grape varietals.

Napa Valley

Located north of San Francisco, Napa Valley is one of the most famous wine regions globally. This area is celebrated for its Cabernet Sauvignon, which benefits from a climate moderated by fog from San Pablo Bay. Napa Valley's diverse soils, including volcanic and sedimentary types, contribute to the robust flavors of its wines. Besides Cabernet Sauvignon, the region cultivates Merlot, Chardonnay, and other varietals, each thriving in the valley's distinct microclimates and terroirs.

Sonoma County

Adjacent to Napa Valley, Sonoma County is larger and more diverse. Its cooler climate, influenced by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, is ideal for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel. Sonoma's varied terroirs range from the cool Sonoma Coast to the warmer Sonoma Valley, offering a broad spectrum of wine styles and flavors. The region's complex soils and microclimates allow for a wide range of viticultural practices and wine expressions.

Central Coast

Spanning from San Francisco Bay to Santa Barbara County, the Central Coast includes numerous smaller AVAs (American Viticultural Areas). This extensive region benefits from a long growing season influenced by coastal breezes that moderate temperatures. Notable sub-regions include Paso Robles, known for its robust red wines like Syrah and Zinfandel, and Monterey County, where cooler climate varietals like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive. The Central Coast's varied climates and soils support various grape varieties, producing diverse, high-quality wines.

Sierra Foothills

Located east of Sacramento, the Sierra Foothills rise into the Sierra Nevada mountains from the valley. This historic wine region, known for its role during the California Gold Rush, produces wines from old vine Zinfandel and increasingly notable Rhône varietals. The higher elevation results in significant diurnal temperature variation, preserving acidity and enhancing flavor complexity in the grapes. The rugged terrain and diverse soils contribute to the unique characteristics of the region's wines.


Situated in the Central Valley, south of Sacramento, Lodi benefits from a Mediterranean climate. The region is renowned for its old vine Zinfandel, with some vines dating back to the late 19th century. Lodi's sandy soils provide excellent drainage and are resistant to phylloxera, contributing to the health and longevity of its vines. The region's warm days and cool nights are ideal for ripening a variety of grape varietals, producing rich and flavorful wines.

Mendocino County

North of Sonoma, Mendocino County boasts a cooler maritime climate and is recognized for its commitment to organic and sustainable viticulture. The region focuses on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Anderson Valley benefits from coastal fog and cool temperatures that extend the growing season, allowing for the development of complex flavors and balanced acidity in the wines. Mendocino's varied terroirs and sustainable practices enhance its reputation for distinctive wines.

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Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
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