Winemaking

ROAR WINES produces limited production Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay and Viognier from grapes grown at the Rosella’s, Garys’, Sierra Mar, Soberanes, and Pisoni vineyards in Monterey’s famed Santa Lucia Highlands.

Gary and Adam, together with winemaker Scott Shapley make the ROAR wines at our San Francisco winery, one of the few “urban wineries” in the city.

Each wine is made barrel by barrel with minimal handling and maximum attention. The winery is completely gravity flow; the wines are not inoculated for malolactic (allowing natural ml to take place); racking is limited to the barest minimum, and only at bottling.

Hand-sorting and punch downs are standard. Critical timing of fermentation for maximum extraction and balanced tannins is followed by extended rest – up to 16 months – in the finest French barrels.