West Pinnacles, California, August 24, 2021 – Veteran winemaker Bill Brosseau marked the start of his 25th professional harvest on Monday, August 23rd for the 2021 vintage of Brosseau Wines. Harvested at night, Chardonnay grapes were the first to be hand-cut from the vines of Brosseau Vineyard, his family’s certified organic estate in Monterey County’s Chalone Appellation. Brosseau Vineyard is celebrating 10 years of organic certification and was the first to receive this distinguished certification in the Chalone Appellation back in 2011.
Bill’s experience with winegrowing and winemaking extends well beyond his 25 professional harvests. His parents, Jon and Jan Brosseau, fell in love with the remote region near Pinnacles National Park and dreamed of following in the footsteps of Richard Graff, Chalone Vineyard co-founder and family friend. In the mid-1970s, they invested in the land that is now Brosseau Vineyard, planting the first vines in 1980. As a child, Bill spent the weekdays in the Bay Area and the weekends completely immersed in the vineyard life. “I just loved the adventure of creating wine, but also working on the vines themselves, or just riding my dirt-bike through the vineyard,” he remembers.
Brosseau Wines is a boutique winery and estate vineyard in the Chalone Appellation, West Pinnacles, California. All wines are estate grown and made by veteran winemaker Bill Brosseau, who has produced twenty-five professional harvests as winemaker at his family’s Brosseau Vineyard, and twenty at Testarossa Winery, achieving over one thousand, 90+ point reviews. The winery focuses on producing small lots of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, including old vines lots dating back to 1980. Very small allocations of Syrah, Chenin Blanc and Grenache Rosé are produced for special release. Learn more about Brosseau Wines at brosseauwines.com.