Argentine born and UCD trained, winemaker Felix Madrid planted the first vines in the Carlo & Julian Estate Vineyard in 1991. Today, the 7.5 acres in vines from two estate sites produce, on average, about 1000 cases yearly. Most of the production is Pinot Noir; but there is also some Tempranillo grown and produced every year. The entire production has been 100% Estate grown for the last three years. Ribbon Ridge Estate plantings include Syrah, Tempranillo and Merlot in addition to Pinot Noir. Carlo & Julian’s artisanal production relies on natural settling instead of filtration for all their wines.