Fiddlehead Cellars was founded in 1989 by owner and winemaker, Kathy Joseph. The wines are crafted in a small winery
in the Lompoc "Wine Ghetto" in California with fruit from the 96 acre sustainably farmed Fiddlestix Vineyard in Sta. Rita
Hills. Kathy retains about 15% of the vineyard's output for her own label, and sells the rest to several prestigious wineries.
She also sources grapes from the 70 acre Alloro Vineyard located in the Chehalem district of the Willamette Valley in
Soils at Fiddlestix Vineyard are well-draining Gazos and Botella clay loam with Monterey shale. Its 35 individual blocks
are planted with three rootstocks and eight Pinot Noir clones – Pommard 4 & 5, Dijon 113, 115, 667, 777, and Swan. The
fiddle has become a contiguous theme for the winery, linking Kathy's own nom de plume, the "Head Fiddle,” with
"Fiddlefest,” her annual event that celebrates the vines from that year's harvest.
|Fiddlehead Cellars was founded in 1989 by owner and winemaker, Kathy Joseph. Kathy produces three wines: a Sauvignon Blanc from Santa Ynez Valley and two Pinot Noirs, one from Sta. Rita Hills and the other from Chehalem in Willamette Valley, Oregon. Each wine is handcrafted in her small winery located in Lompoc, California's "Wine Ghetto." Fruit for Pinot Noir Seven Twenty Eight is sourced from Fiddlestix, Kathy's 96 acre, sustainably farmed vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. She retains the top 15% of fruit for her label and sells the remainder to prestigious wineries. Oldsville Reserve is Kathy's Oregon Pinot, which is made using grapes from the 70 acre Alloro Vineyard. Happy Canyon is her homage to Loire-styled Sauvignon Blancs. The fiddle has become a contiguous theme for the winery, linking Kathy's own nom de plume, the "Head Fiddle,” with "Fiddlefest,” her annual event that celebrates the wines from that year's harvest.