Life never moves in the way you expect it. In early 2014, we met in Napa and instantly fell for each other. Less than 8 months later our lives and thoughts would be altered forever when in the early morning hours of August 24th, 2014 Napa was struck with a 6.0 earthquake. We came out relatively unscathed, but it changed the way we thought of the land underneath our feet. No longer did the earth feel static and unchanging. We felt it shift and surge and the power of the land moved us harder than we knew possible.In 2016, we got married and shortly after that we decided to combine our artistic talents, winemaking experience, and passion into a new project called Mountain Tides. As artists, we believe that we can often better understand the world around us through creative and thoughtful work, and what better way to understand the dynamic and diverse California landscape than to make wines that show how a change in place, time, and process can yield drastically different results from the same grape. We love Petite Sirah in all its forms and we think you will as well.This precious earth we have is always on the move, creating mountains and hills that are always slowly shifting. If we quiet our minds and hearts we can feel that earth is always moving us as well. With this in mind, our hope is to always be aware of the earth moving and to move with it. Our goal now and forever is to “be moved”.
-Scott Kirkpatrick & Allison Watkins, Proprietors
photo by Tim Mena