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.