from the vineyard
Mike Sauer, owner of Red Willow and Les Vignes de Marcoux says "in farming there is no substitute for soil, water and hard work. Inherently the nature of farming brings a spiritual dimension to our efforts. For us wine brings the soil, the site, the season and the efforts of many people together into a single vintage. Later, that vintage becomes a cherished memory of that year."
Les Vignes de Marcoux is located approximately ¾ of a mile west of Red Willow on the 80yr old Stephenson family farm. This 60 acre vineyard slopes south and south east with an elevation range of 1100-1300 feet. The soils are sandy loam and less variable than the steep vineyards of Red Willow.