In 2007, we purchased 28 acres of vineyard property in what is now The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA – a newly minted AVA that will prove to be one of the best in the world. We knew back in 2007 that, ultimately, our brand would be tied to this land. Unfortunately, it took us until 2015 to start planting. We planted 3 acres of Syrah and we hope to add to it yearly.
Adjacent to our vineyard land is an 8-acre parcel called SJR Vineyard. The vineyard is owned by Steve and Mary Robertson. They also own a small winery called Delmas . Billo happens to be the consulting winemaker for Delmas. Rasa is one of four wineries that get fruit from SJR Vineyard. Eventually all the fruit will go only to Delmas and Rasa. Because of our close relationship and because the vineyard shares the same terroir as our vineyard, this is our first Estate wine.
We named the wine Veritas Sequitur. Veritas Sequitur is Latin for “truth follows” – the implicit truth of the terroir of The Rocks District flows through this wine.
As soon as we can agree on a label for Veritas Sequitur, we will release the 2013 vintage. It just may be the best wine we’ve made to date.
For Winemaker notes, technical details, and reviews, please click on the following vintage: