Soil manager Bobby Cannard and Fred Cline are extremely dedicated to sustainable practices. Nothing is more important than how we treat our vines; the wine we make is a direct result of what we put into the ground. The Green String farming method developed by Fred and Bobby Cannard is a system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. These methods minimize pollution from the air, soil, and water, and optimize the health and productivity of soil, plants, animals and people. We make every effort to reduce soil erosion, and other harmful ecological footprints. Our self-nourishing system of minimal human intervention yields excellent quality crops.
The majority of the grapes comes from our vineyards in Contra Costa County. Grenache comes from the Massoni vineyard in Oakley, where grape clusters are meticulously thinned to concentrate the flavors in the fruit. Warm-grown Contra Costa Syrah provides rich berry character and good tannin structure. Mourvedre vines are planted in sandy soil and are dry-farmed, providing luscious flavors of chocolate and cherry.
Cline Cellars proudly supports Living Beyond Breast Cancer and over the years has contributed more than $270,000 to breast cancer foundations.
Cline Cellars Cashmere Exquisite Red is a blend of Mourvedre, Syrah, & Grenache, it has seductive flavors cherry, raspberry and chocolate, with hints of cracked black pepper and plum.
One of the most versatile reds produce by Cline, try Cashmere as an accompaniment to grilled salmon, pork roast or duck.