Since its premier vintage of Pinot Noir in 2001, Migration has earned acclaim for a refined and compelling style of winemaking that seamlessly balances vibrancy and finesse. Embodying the lush elegance of cool-climate California winegrowing, Migration’s exploration of the great Burgundian varietals is dedicated to going beyond its original home and exploring Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from California’s finest cool-climate appellations.
The centrepiece of Migration’s winegrowing program is their Running Creek Vineyard. Located in the heart of the magnificent Russian River Valley, this spectacular Estate vineyard features 70 acres of Pinot Noir vines, and 20 acres of Chardonnay. But in their search to make compelling single-vineyard offerings, they have traveled up and down the coast, visiting more than 40 of the finest cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards choosing a select few to work with.
“Traditionally at Duckhorn,” says winemaker Dana Epperson, “the character of a particular wine is deeply connected to a specific place or region. Migration offers a different paradigm. We are starting with a clearly defined style and exploring how that style can be expressed in different winegrowing regions, which is a fascinating prospect.”