United States, California

In the world of winemakers, Joe Davis is a risk-taker beyond most any other in California.  Arcadian wines are singular, expressive jolts of flavor and energy that simply can’t put into words.  Where other winemakers in the central coast (and the rest of California…and the world…) typically bottle and release within 2 years of harvest, Joe’s wines patiently wait in barrel…and then in bottle…and they are released when Joe believes they’re ready.  In many cases the wines are released 6 or 7 years after harvest.


While certainly crafting unique and personal wines, the true beauty in his efforts is that those efforts allowed the sense of place to shine through in his bottlings. 


To quote: a sense of “"somewhereness" vs. "someoneness"” is the goal.