It happened as a glass of pale-gold Chardonnay sparkled in my hands in the dappled sunlight of a gorgeous, late summer afternoon in a Sonoma vineyard. Earth, sky, vine and witness – all transformed, within and out.
There was only one way to go now - forward – moved by the desire to uncompromisingly capture the magical essence of the grape in the glass. That journey continues.
Raj Iyer, Winemaker & Proprietor
For more than twenty years, I worked to develop and commercialize affordable medicines for human health. After years of exploring the vineyards of Burgundy and Northern California, and honing my winecraft as a garagiste, I pour my passion into this offering.
A good quaff, a simple repast, an ocean breeze, the shade of a tree in summer and warmth of a fire in winter, the company of loved ones and good friends – may these enduring pleasures be yours, be well! - Raj.
If art has a purpose, it is to point us towards our essence, which is both infinite and infinitesimal, doing so in ways that are both mysterious and knowable. By beautifully reminding us through our senses of what we already know, art offers the potential for transformation of awareness.
Inspired by this eternal alchemy, the Oceans Churning label arises in the hands of a painter of the nature of the Soul, Prasanna, whom I am fortunate to call my friend.
Memorable wines are born in unique places and often made in small lots. This is my mission: to bring together low-yielding vineyards and rare clones in the cool micro-climates of the Sonoma Coast and Sonoma Carneros, and handcraft elegant, food-oriented and structured wines for a memorable experience.
Join me on a rewarding journey of taste through some of California's most prized vineyards.
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