The name Raisin d'Être is a play on words derived from the French expression Raison d'Être, which means
'reason for being'
Inspired by family origins and activities in the Burgundy region in France, our love of fine wines comes through. Tending vines through winemaking produces wine close to nature and satisfies our most basic pleasures in life.
Nestled in the hills and canyons of Lafayette, California, Raisin d'Être Vineyards produces excellent growing conditions within the Lamorinda AVA Appellation. Ample sunshine, cool nights and rich soils only need the gentle touch of the viticulturist to deliver quality, sweet, flavorful grapes to begin the winemaking process.
Grapes received into the production cellar are converted to the fine wines available from Raisin d'Être by years of experience, attention to detail, minimal intervention, and collaboration with surrounding respected enologists in the Lamorinda AVA to produce the flavors and distinctions available only from the Lamorinda terroir. The resulting wine is available to wine club membership.
We believe that 65% of the quality of the finished wine comes from the grapes. Our living soils, organic methods, non mechanical, hand pruned, sorted and hand harvested approach to viticulture will produce the best grapes for great wine.
As a micro winery, we have the ability to manage our production very closely. We believe in minimal intervention, allowing the grapes to find their way into a superb wine outcome with their natural terroir flavors of their own. No coloring, filtering or additives to alter the flavors of the wines. A real treat for geosensorial tasting.
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