Anthill Farms Vineyards

Anthill Farms is an exciting project that focuses on producing exceptional Pinot Noir from a broad range of North Coast vineyards. The properties are managed with intensive and meticulous farming practices, with minimal ecological impact. As for winemaking, there are two unchanging goals: to make wines that express the growing site and the characteristics of the vintage above all else, and to make wines that, simply put, taste good. These goals require gentle handling from crushing to bottling, judicious use of oak, and, perhaps most importantly, leaving the wine alone as much as possible.

"We didn't know whether the name was really great or really dumb," admits Anthill Farms Winery partner Webster Marquez. "It came about because we're all winemakers and people would see us all scrambling around trying to grab the same hose at once; they said it was like watching a bunch of ants." This trio of ants--Marquez, Anthony Filiberti and David Low--met while working at Sonoma's Williams Selyem. Says Marquez, "We realized that we have the same approach: using Pinot Noir--the most 'transparent' grape in the world--to communicate the way vineyards from cooler areas create distinctive wines." The partners themselves farm many of the small plots where they buy their grapes, and the results of this labor of love are remarkably seductive wines that combine concentration and finesse. Now that the company has grown from producing 200 cases in 2004 to 1,800 this year, the trio's work is becoming ever more demanding. Notes Marquez, "It's a good thing we're young and don't need much sleep." –Food & Wine Magazine's "Most Promising New Winery" 2009

Farming Practice:Practicing Biodynamic

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Anthill Farms 'Campbell Farms' Syrah 2016
Tasting Notes "Hugely expressive floral notes of lavender and violet with whiffs of green tea and creosote in the nose of our 2016 Campbell Syrah. A pure pleasure to drink now for its pure Syrahness. Mouth-coating texture with flavors that echo the nose lead to a long, lingering finish complicated
Item Number: 31704
Bottle:$28.95
Case: $347.40
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Anthill Farms 'Sonoma Coast' Pinot Noir 2016
93  Decanter 
Decanter 93 "From the relative wilderness of the northerly Anderson Valley, this shows tart redcurrant and Morello cherry with a lovely marzipan edge on the nose. Concentrated, bright fruit is almost iridescent on the palate, with shimmering nuances of freshness and an edge of brooding elderberry
Item Number: 28376
Bottle:$28.95
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Anthill Farms 'Campbell Farms' Syrah 2015
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "The 2015 Syrah Campbell Ranch Vineyard is dense, powerful and chewy, with a serious core of fruit and equally imposing tannins. Blue and purplish stone fruits, mint, licorice, lavender and violets give the wine its supple, inviting personality. The Campbell Ranch was done with 50%