Skip to main content


Strangeways Chardonnay

All vineyards are farmed sustainably and located predominantly in Southern Monterey. Whole bunch pressed at 2.5 bars and allowed to settle overnight. The clear juice is racked into stainless steel for fermentation. 100% of the juice goes through MLF. Matured in French oak, 30% new with battonage for 8 months. Bentonite fined and lightly filtered.

The wine is a blend of fruit from varying appellations from Napa Valley to the Central Coast. All vineyards are farmed sustainably. Soil and vine age are as varied as the vineyard sources and it’s this combination of factors that leads to the wine’s overtly characterful style. It’s a rare find in California to discover a winery that truly understands value. Much in the same way the Emu understands value. Emu’s will eat almost anything they find like grass, seeds, fruit, leaves, and insects. While incubating eggs they can go for almost 2 months without eating or drinking, that’s getting some serious value out of your food! Emus are Strange creatures. Very picky about who they like. As you should be. With friends. With lovers. And of course, wine...

Winemaker: Alison Crowe
Country: USA
Region: California
Type: White
Variety: Chardonnay
Farming: Sustainable
Production: 12,000 bottles
Soil: Lockwood channery loam