About Us

We planted our first chardonnay vineyard in 1986 in the Los Gatos hills, and soon after began experimenting with different varietals. As our skills improved, we set our sights on eventually settling in one of California's premier grape growing regions. We feel very lucky to have found our property in the Dry Creek Valley.

Our experience with grape growing and wine making came at the side of our grandfather He was an accomplished winemaker in the early years of California enology. His skill in winemaking, his encouragement and guidance fueled our passion, and inspires all of us, even in his absence.

In 2000 we planted our first commercial vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County. Most of our planted acres are head pruned in the old Italian style to ensure powerful flavors with intense varietal characteristics.

MoniClaire is the name we chose for our vineyard. It is the combined name of two daughters, Monica and Claire, they have an ongoing interest in our family winemaking.

Our vineyard manager, Antonio, brings a honed skill to our rigorous vine management activities. His techniques and suggestions have generated the level of quality reflected in our end product. MoniClaire Vineyards
Antonio Gonzales
Vineyard Manager