Geologists, Bill and Liz Armstrong share a similar spirit, one that is dedicated to the purity of science and endless exploration.
Bill is a self diagnosed "cork dork" who is a huge believer in the fun and "truth" that is wine. One day Bill woke up and realized he wanted to be more than just a wine lover; he wanted to also be a wine producer, thus set about on a deliberate (and quite fun) search for the perfect plot of land. Land that would produce wine he and Liz would love to make, drink, and share with family and friends.
Not having their sights set on any particular wine region, the duo embarked on a quest for the ultimate American terroir that would produce world-class wine. This mission led Bill and Liz to a small pocket of land on California’s Central Coast, between Paso Robles and the Pacific Ocean. The weather, unique soils, hilliness, and extreme temperature swings found at Paderewski Vineyard, and later at Catapult and York Mountain, were the pieces of the puzzle needed to accomplish this goal.