Updated: Jan 17
Skipstone has been on my radar for awhile now.
Nestled in the mountains above Alexander Valley.
By appointment only winery.
VERY limited production wines that sell-out immediately.
Winemaker is Philippe Melka, a famed Napa Valley Cabernet consultant.
Viognier, Malbec and a Cabernet Sauvignon.
A 200 acre ranch situated along a fault line.
I’ve been itching to visit Skipstone Winery, which has an air of mystery.
As I drove up to Skipstone, I passed rows and rows of about 500 Manzanilla Olive Trees.
Fahri Diner, Skipstone’s owner, a tech industry titan and respected Venture Capitalist.
In addition to wine, Skipstone also makes olive oil.
Olive Oil is very close to Fahri’s heart.
From the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Fahari has a heritage of olive farming.
Skipstone Olive Oil is made without the aid of chemical additives. Sheep act as weed control.
The Skipstone property is a treasure.
Walking the property.
Surrounded by terraced vineyard views.