In 1997, Anomaly Vineyards founders Steve and Linda Goldfarb moved to an estate at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains in the western part of the St Helena AVA. The Goldfarbs make a few hundred annual cases that are only sold through their mailing list.
Anomaly’s first wine, the 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon, was actually made at Ballentine Winery. Only 30 cases were made, and it was never released to the public. Steve and Linda donated many of these bottles to charity auctions.
Three years later, the couple built a 2,000 square foot cave on their estate. In 2001, vineyard manager Dough Wight planted Indee’s Vineyard with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Construction of Anomaly’s stone winery was completed just in time for the 2002 vintage.
The Goldfarbs have assembled a talented team including vineyard manager Doug Wight, winemaker Mark Porembski, and assistant winemaker Gerich Fellermann. Fellermann is also the director of marketing and distribution. The winery’s most current release is the 2003 Anomaly Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon.