When winemakers a century from now look back on the technology that changed the game, one winery is going to stand out: Palmaz Vineyards in the Napa Valley.
Located on 610-acre parcel located northeast of downtown Napa, the vineyeard is run by the Palmaz family, who originally came from Argentina.
They purchased the property in the mid-90s and had to start from scratch, as the previous owner had let the ground go fallow.
With fifty-four full-time staff, including two winemakers, the winery produces around 9,500 cases of wine per year split between Cabernet Sauvignon (the premier grape in the Napa Valley), Chardonnay, and other varietals only available at the winery.
Twenty-four different fermenters, each with different specifications, are tailored to the specific grapes the land provides.
“Throughout the entire winemaking process, we never use a pump.