Maitre de Chai
Alex Pitts & Marty Winters
Maître de Chai Clarksburg Sparkling Chenin Blanc Wilson Vineyard
Maître de Chai Clements Hills Zinfandel Rosé Stampede Vineyard “Buckaroos”
Maître de Chai California Red Table Wine
Maître de Chai Clements Hills Zinfandel “Stampede”
Maître de Chai Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Gala Mountain Vineyard
Owners & winemakers: Marty Winters & Alex Pitts
Vineyards: Sourcing fruit via close relationships with growers
Vineyard management: Organic or sustainable, depending on the site
Soils: Varies by site
Grapes grown: Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Grenache, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blan
- “Maitre de Chai” translates to “keeper of the cellar,” or “cellar master”–the person responsible for the development and aging of the wine, and thus, the winery itself.
- Both Alex and Marty came to winemaking from a culinary background: they met while working as chefs at Cyrus in Sonoma.
- Their Zinfandel comes from the famous Stampede Vineyard, planted in the 1940s. The vines are head-trained, own-rooted, and dry-farmed.