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lady of the sunshine
is a project dreamed up by winemaker and farmer Gina Hildebrand. Gina grew up on a ninety acre ranch named Narrow Gate Vineyards in the Sierra Foothills of California, where her family farms a fifteen acre Demeter certified biodynamic vineyard nestled just east of Placerville, in Pleasant Valley.
With the influence and inspiration of Narrow Gate Vineyards, Gina was drawn to biodynamic farming and making terroir driven wines, inspired by her home.
After obtaining a bachelor of science degree in Wine and Viticulture, Gina focused on working with different winemakers, in various regions, who placed value on responsible farming practices and making real, terroir driven wines.
After working in Beaujolais / France, Central Otago / New Zealand, Willamette Valley / Oregon, and Howell Mountain / Napa Valley, Gina now calls the Central Coast of California her home.
of Lady of the Sunshine starts in the vineyard.
Gina farms a 6.5 acre vineyard in Edna Valley and works with other farmers to source grapes from other favorite organic or better vineyards on the Central Coast.
Lady of the Sunshine is a playful expression of wines that focus on farming and making wine without additives or manipulation. Lady of the Sunshine is farmed, crafted, and shared with lots and lots of love.