Fieldfare wines are small production, hand-crafted wines that beautifully display the properties of the stony soils and cool marine climate in which the grapes were grown.
After serving in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, Ian Brand came to Monterey to surf and then discovered that his undergraduate environmental science degree was useful background for winemaking. He learned winemaking at Bonny Doon, and then became assistant winemaker at Big Basin. In 2007, he partnered with John Allen, owner of Coastview Vineyard, in making Coastview Vineyard and Le P’tit Paysan wines. Ian is also winemaker at De Tierra Vineyard and consults for Pierce Ranch Vineyards in Monterey County. He makes great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir across the AVA spectrum in Monterey County. The Fieldfare brand is his latest adventure and the applause is only just beginning.