Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyards and Winery
Published On: September 25, 2020

They Come as Friends; They Leave as Family

Philippe Thibault,  Stone Edge Farm’s Director of Hospitality said, “Our wine is for collectors and wine connoisseurs – this is our version of a First Growth style Cabernet Sauvignon.”

Mac McQuown, the owner, and his longtime friend  and winemaker Jeff Baker, formerly winemaker  at Carmenet,  sought  out some of the best locations for Stone Edge Farm’s Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards, which are all organically farmed  by veteran  Phil Coturri. Among them, their combined knowledge of the Moon Mountain District runs over a century deep.

Today, Stone Edge Farm wines are sourced from three vineyards, Silver Cloud, Mt. Pisgah, and Stone Edge, which share ideal conditions for growing outstanding wine grapes, especially Cabernet Sauvignon. Rocky and highly permeable soils,  extended warm  summers with limited rainfall, and chilly, foggy coastal mornings contribute to the high-quality wines produced from these vineyards.

The Stone Edge Farm Cabernet Sauvignon is French in style but Californian  in execution. It is made with uncompromised attention to detail, from how vines are planted and main- tained, to the quality of the cork that seals  the bottles. “Mac wanted to make a Cabernet Sauvignon-based red wine that would be comparable to the very best ones from Bordeaux. We are following the Bordeaux model to the letter,” Thibault explained.

Although the wine is the standout, Stone Edge Farm grows much more than wine grapes. On his 16-acre organic farm McQuown takes  sustainability  to   the  next level,  growing  over   200   varieties  of organic heirloom fruits, herbs, and vegetables, and cultivating olive trees, vineyards, and beehives. The  beneficiary  of the bounty from the farm is EDGE in downtown Sonoma, Stone Edge Farm’s culinary home and private dining room, which is open to the public by appoint- ment only. Chef Fiorella Butron prepares some of the most inspired dishes, always showcasing the freshest ingredients from the farm.

Tastings at  EDGE  include  a   lineup of our Cabernets and Sauvignon Blanc paired with delicious bites from the farm. The tasting experience delivers quality from beginning to end with an inclusive, homey vibe. According to Thibault, “They come as friends; they leave as family.”




Article By: Layne Randolph