We are a family winery with an urban tasting room in downtown Santa Rosa, Calfornia.
We grow grapes on three estate vineyards here in Sonoma County: Pinot Noir on our home vineyard, Siebert Ranch, in the Russian River Valley, Zinfandel on the Pagnano Vineyard, in the Russian River Valley, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc on the Berger Vineyard on Sonoma Mountain. We also make Russian River Valley Chardonnay, with several single-vineyard offerings in the works.
Ancient Oak’s celebrated winemaker, Greg La Follette, brings extensive experience and a hands-on approach to our wines, starting in the vineyard, of course, where he walks the vine rows and works with Ken and crew to do as much winemaking in the vineyard as possible. His hands-on approach continues through punch-downs, tasting through every barrel, and sharing his quirky, upbeat personality with all involved. You will often hear Greg say, “I’m the luckiest man alive.” This has much to do with his amazing wife and partner Mara. We are blessed to have both Greg and Mara join us; this expands our family in a quite amazing way.
For more than one hundred years, our namesake – the Ancient Oak – has presided over the Siebert Ranch, witnessing many seasons and generations of vines. We now live here and tend the Pinot Noir vines we helped Grandpa Henry plant.
We have the pleasure of leasing and working other family lands as well: Zinfandel from the Pagnano family and Cabernet, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc from the Berger family. These lands are farmed by us in cooperation with the families that live on them, and with the help of dedicated vineyard workers that have worked the land for many years.
For us and for our family-farming partners, our relationship to the land is direct; sustainable farming is what you do when you live on and work the land in trust for your children and grandchildren.
Enjoy our wine — an expression of the deep connection and dedication we have to the dirt that grows the grapes, and the people who tend the land and make the wine. Cheers!
-Melissa and Ken Moholt-Siebert