David Girard Vineyards
David Girard Vineyards is nestled in the Sierra foothills near where the south fork of the American River gave up its gold in 1849. At an elevation of some 1,200 feet soil, temperature and conditions combine to provide an environment ideally suited to growing the premier grape varietals of southern France’s Rhône valley.
Twenty years ago we started with little more than good earth, a tolerance for risk and a willingness to learn from our mistakes. Since then we have turned some pretty good grapes into some pretty good wine. But we have also been mindful that a great result is not always the promised reward for hard work. We have been fortunate.