Driven by a love of the ethereal wines of the Northern Rhone and impressed by the cool climate characteristics of wines emanating from Mendocino, we searched the Anderson Valley area for a plot of land that could generate truly world-class wine from Rhone varietals. Having found such a site, a site dominated by the same schist soils found in Cote-Rôtie, a windblown, cool mountaintop with a view to the Pacific, we set out to plant a vineyard without compromise.
Paul and Jackie Gordon, own and farm, Halcon Vineyard, to create world class, cool climate wines. Cookie the Vineyard Dog, ever vigilant, can often be found tending to the vines with Paul and Jackie.
Paul and Jackie balance their time in the vineyard with their day jobs. Paul works in high tech whilst Jackie works part time in real estate - allowing her to be a hands on winemaker for Halcon's many wines.
They are passionate about farming and can be found every weekend tending to the vines. Organically farming, they allow the terroir to shine through in the wine they produce while creating a balanced, healthy, and thriving vineyard.