At EIEIO & Company we make the best possible wine we can without compromise. To date, this is a one+ man operation, proprietor/winemaker Jay McDonald, and a loyal cadre of volunteers. We utilize the highest quality equipment and best possible vineyards (the “& Company” of this operation).
Traditional techniques like open vat fermentation, extended cold soaks yielding more aromatics, flavors, tannin, and color, and indigenous yeast fermentation are employed to allow the character and quality of the grapes and vintage to be fully exploited. The only intervention we do is determining when to pick the grapes, how to sort them, the duration of fermentation, aging, and blending.