For three generations, the Holtermann family has had the privilege of importing and representing many notable and leading wineries from all over the world. In working alongside each of the different wineries, they were intimately exposed to the work culture, the philosophy, the winemaking style and the vision each had of their place in the global wine map. Their import selections spanned from very rare finds to million case wines. Their personal relationship with the entrepreneurs, the enologists, the marketers and the viticulturists leading these organizations provided a unique lens through which they were able to gain deep insights into the allure, challenges and intricacies of winegrowing. In this craft, success can be defined in many ways but, almost inevitably, behind the most inspirational winery cultures, there was a mix of humility, long-term commitment, hard work, understanding of terroir, and attention to detail that made them unique.
The Holtermann family has now planted new roots in the remote ridge tops of Annapolis on the Sonoma Coast. From this beautiful and remote place, they are committed to handcrafting Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of elegance, finesse and complexity. They believe their wines should reflect their place of origin and be an expression of their family vineyard and other carefully selected cool coastal sites. Through their wines, they strive to express the intersection of place and family – the beautiful cold Pacific climate so perfect for Burgundian varietals, and the soul of a family long-dedicated to the love of wine.