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The vines at Kimsey are densely planted and glide over the southern lip of Ballard Canyon across the top of a hillside composed of dense clay soil packed with huge chunks of rock. It sits at a higher elevation than other Ballard Canyon sites, exposing it to more coastal influence and longer, sun-drenched days. We utilize these factors to deliver a wine best described as an iron fist in a velvet glove, broad and muscular with intense blue fruit and grippy tannins, yet still seamless and silky.

Wines from Kimsey

Spring 2023 Release

“Passenger” is the story of each vintage. It is a blend formed through the blind tasting and blending of countless combinations of the various components of the vintage until ultimately, one stands above the rest. It represents our story of setting forth on a journey where you must accept that you can only control so much and the rest is observation and reaction to the forces, events and powers around you. We are, ultimately, Passengers.

Rating 96 - Jeb Dunnuck

“More ripe black fruits, cracked pepper, and spice, as well as some iron and salty notes, emerge from the 2020 Syrah Passenger, a deep purple-hued Syrah (there’s 10% Grenache) that shows the house’s silky, elegant, balanced style beautifully. It’s another thrilling wine in the lineup that brings incredible intensity while staying light on its feel and balanced.” (8/29/2022)

Duncan Harmon of Terre et Sang in Bien Nacido

Bien Nacido

Duncan Harmon of Terre et Sang in the vineyard with sand coming from his hands


The rolling hills of Peake Vineyards


Dalita Harmon inspecting Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in Moulds Vineyard