Minus Tides, California
Founded by Kyle Jeffrey, Brad Jonas, and Miriam Pitt, Minus Tide is focused on making cool-climate, balanced wines that showcase the distinct, coastal, and rustic vineyards of Mendocino, California. Shrouded in towering old-growth redwood trees, the winegrowing region of Mendocino County is influenced by the fog and cool air that drifts inland from the Pacific Ocean. We work with sustainable and organic vineyards to respect the land now and for the coming generations. In the cellar, we use minimal intervention practices to make our wines. We currently produce Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Carignan, Malbec, and Syrah. Our goal is to make wines we love to drink and that pair well with food, so they tend to be high in acid and low in alcohol. We are thrilled to share them with you. 2015 was the first official vintage of Minus Tide, but the dream began long before that. The Minus Tide trio met while attending California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in 2007. We talked about someday starting a winery, and as time went on, we worked on turning this dream into a reality. In 2015, we made a single barrel of Malbec from one of our favorite vineyards in California, Alder Springs, and from there our journey began. Brad and Kyle make the wines for Minus Tide in Mendocino's idyllic Anderson Valley--surrounded by vineyards, redwood trees, and the pristine Pacific coastline--where Brad and Miriam live. Minus Tide was named after the very low tides that expose hidden gems of the sea, and to evoke the feeling of the Mendocino Coast.