Established in 1996 Darcie Kent Vineyards produces equisite single vineyard designated wines. Ideally situated on a hillside overlooking the fertile valley floor in Monterey County, the sloping Rava's Black Jack Vineyard enjoys brisk coastal breezes and abundant fog. The grapes grown here by Jerry and his son Jerry II Rava benefit immensley from these cool conditions, resulting in aromatic fruit with bright flavors and great acidity. One of ONLY a few California Gruner Veltliners on the market today. This wine has an outstanding nose of lime with just a hint of white fruits, that opens the palate with a thirst quenching and food friendly burst! ONLY 2,500 CASES PRODUCED.
|As a fourth generation vintner and artist, I have both wine and paint running through my veins. In the studio I strive to express the gestalt of the wines on canvas and show the unique characteristics of the grapes grown in a particular vineyard. Since my husband David and I established Darcie Kent Vineyards in Livermore’s Crane Ridge foothills in 1996, we’ve focused on hand-crafting limited production, single vineyard wines using our own estate-grown fruit as well as grapes from several highly respected regional family vineyards. The end result is a line-up of outstanding wines that are vibrant, original and expressive – this is the inspiration for the artwork that adorns each bottle. Enjoy.