Black Kite Cellars
Black Kite Cellars gets its name from an endangered hawk that lives in Anderson Valley. Donald and Maureen Green own and operate the winery along with several other members of their family. They established Black Kite in 1995.
Donald and Maureen’s daughter, Rebecca, is the winemaker and vineyard manager. She has a degree from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth and also takes care of the business end of things.
Black Kite’s Pinot Noir vineyard is planted with the Pommard, Dijon 114, and Dijon 115 clones over 12 total acres. 4 acres are adjacent to the Navarro River, and the remaining 8 are on hillside slopes with a cool, northern aspect.
The 2003 Black Kite Anderson Valley Pinot Noir was aged in 40% new French oak for 11 months. Only 256 cases of this wine were produced.