Single vineyard wines crafted by the alchemy of ocean, fog, soil and patience.
At Knez Winery, we believe that the deeper and more extensive our knowledge, the better our wine will be. We start with an Anderson Valley location that is epic in its richness—with maritime influences, complex soil, a near perfect amount of sun exposure and heritage clones like Martini, Pommard, David Bruce, Wädenswil and Wente. To this, we add the beauty of science—detailed analytics and painstaking research that help us make the most of our land’s bounty. All our vineyards are organic and our farming practices are sustainable and biodynamic. In our winemaking, we are hands-on in the vineyard and hands-off in the barrel room. Through careful stewardship of our land and attention to detail in every phase of winemaking, we are producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir every bit as complex, expressive and ageworthy as our compatriots in Burgundy, France.
ANTHONY FILIBERTI, WINEMAKER
Anthony Filiberti is our winemaker. He lives here at our vineyards, taking time every day to walk the vineyards and study the land and soil. He believes an intimate knowledge of the vineyard, along with persistence and patience, are essential to creating great wine. Anthony’s past experience includes working with Lynn-Penner Ash and Josh Bergstrom in Oregon, followed by a stint at Williams-Selyem, and continues with his ongoing work with Anthill Farms. In his winemaking, Anthony’s goal is to create wine that expresses a sense of place. He is especially drawn to the distinctive characteristics of cooler climate wines and single vineyards. He employs traditional winemaking techniques, and in fact crafts all our wine almost entirely by hand.
RYAN MCALLISTER, VINEYARD MANAGER
Ryan has spent five years diligently working at some of Anderson Valley’s most prestigious vineyards such as Weir, Morning Dew, Hein, Valenti and Broken Leg. Adding to his experience in the vineyard are stints in the cellars of Navarro and Toulouse, the combination of which have helped form his philosophy that vineyard and winery are one entity. Ryan’s expertise, knowledge, philosophy and devotion to organics and biodynamics have been instrumental in stewarding Knez wines into full expressions of their site and vintage.