Ellsworth Wines is the product of Bryn Molloy and Jeffrey Sherwood’s shared vision to create a life devoted to nurturing and harvesting grapes from vineyards they steward close to their home in Nevada County, California.
They are influenced by the global movement of making fresher and more drinkable wines from grapes that have been cared for in a way that benefits not only themselves and the consumer, but most importantly the soil under the vines and the air around us. In this philosophy they choose to avoid the use of commercial winemaking products in the cellar and in the vineyards. Bryn and Jeffrey do everything by hand; pruning, spraying, canopy management and harvest. They do not use fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides, synthetic or organic in their vineyards. Their vines are located in the northernmost part of Gold Country in the Sierra Foothills, California, at elevations of around 1500ft, where the growing season is dry and hot. Their no- till and dry-farming approach allows the clay soils to retain rain water for the vines to access all year. All of Ellsworth's wines are fermented using native yeast, aged in french oak barrels and spend time in stainless steel before bottling.