Drew Family Cellars : Jason Drew

 

Jason Drew

Jason and Molly Drew started Drew Family Cellars in 2000 with a focus on cool climate Pinot Noir and Syrah.   In 2004, they purchased 26 acres on the edge of the coastal Mendocino Ridge AVA.   After building their boutique winery on this far coastal site, Jason planted 7 acres of Pinot Noir and is farming it organically.  The Drew estate, “Field Station Ranch” is perched at 1300 ft. overlooking the Anderson Valley AVA to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.  Jason also works with several vineyards in Anderson Valley, Mendocino Ridge and Yorkville Highlands.   Jason has spent the better part of 24 years in the industry developing his skills in both vineyard management and winemaking.   He prefers traditional winemaking techniques such as native yeast, whole cluster fermentations, hand and foot punch downs and gravity racking.  Jason aims to make restrained wines with great depth and poise that are rich in texture and pedigree of place.