From the Producer-
"Girard is an ambitious, artisan winery that expresses the character of premier vineyard locations through high-quality, handcrafted, and stylistically diverse wines that match grape varieties with their ideal terroirs.
With an almost fanatical attention to every single barrel of wine, Girard employs classic winemaking techniques:
-All of the fruit is hand sorted.
-Red wines are cold soaked prior to fermentation.
-Indigenous yeasts are used for the Chardonnay and each of the red wines.
-All wines are aged in 100% French oak, except the Zinfandel and Petite Syrah which see 75% French and 25% American oak. The Sauvignon Blanc is all stainless steel fermented and does not undergo malolactic fermentation."