Godwin Family Vineyards is the producer of ‘Moss Oak’ an ultra-premium red wine comprised of grapes grown on the famed Moss Oak Ranch vineyard in Alexander Valley of Sonoma County. This hillside vineyard’s unique terroir inspired the Godwins to create this groundbreaking Bordeaux wine from their prized Merlot grapes. The Godwin wine is produced exclusively from grapes grown in the Godwin Family’s Moss Oak Ranch vineyard in the famed Alexander Valley of Sonoma County.

It is inspired by the desire to focus solely on creating a groundbreaking Bordeaux style wine. In 1980 Dick Godwin and his wife Rickie bought the land that was to become Moss Oak Vineyard, located within a spectacular 144-acre ranch off Chalk Hill Road in the Alexander Valley. The Moss Oak vineyard maintains a western-southwestern exposure, positively affected by the cooler, Bordeaux-like climate unique to this portion of the Alexander Valley, which borders the world-famous Chalk Hill appellation.

The cool ocean breezes that drift in from the Sonoma Coast allow for a longer hang-time for the ripening fruit, resulting in grapes with more varietal intensity and flavor. While comprised mostly of the merlot grapes grown in the Godwin Family’s Moss Oak vineyard, Godwin is the manifestation of the natural gifts of the vineyard’s ‘terroir’ and the subtle ‘fingertip’ style of world-class winemaker Kerry Damskey. Kerry’s talent as a winemaker lies in his ability to create a unique statement from a vineyard. Superior wines are created when the elements of soil and climate are integrated with the winemaker’s skill. The first Godwin ‘Moss Oak’ was released in 2001 and has received numerous awards and critical acclaim.

Godwin Family Vineyards

1001 Second Street, #333

Napa, California 94559

Phone: (888) 977-7737 / Fax: (707) 579-2612

E-Mail: kent@wimbledonwine.com

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