Dreams don’t come true, dreams are made true and so began the journey. A vision to produce a collection of wines that would appeal to astute wine enthusiasts and the most seasoned professionals. Varietals based on terroir and the ability to influence with barrels. Two properties planted in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot would mark estate production while Sauvignon Blanc and Cab Franc would make up the balance of the portfolio.
A winery dedicated to the pursuit of perfection. We believe our vision of inspiration and dreams result in wines that deliver, inspired by the same dreams.
Why Little Engine…. because each and everyone of us has a Little Engine Story.
We can all relate to a story of overcoming obstacles and achieving greatness. The children’s fable of the Little Engine personifies will and determination, a winery dedicated to these same pursuits seemed befitting of the same title and so became, Little Engine Wines.
Our philosophy begins in the vineyard with precise pruning, canopy management, and cluster thinning. We pursue low yields with the aim of fruits with intense concentration. Hand selected fruit combined with minimally-invasive winemaking techniques allow for our wine’s pure expression. A combination of natural yeasts, gentle maceration, French oak barrels and attention to every detail, result in wines of depth, character, elegance and finish.