LIMITED EDITION WINE
Esfuerzo is about the Old World and the New World. It all starts with the fruit. Everything we farm, we make. To us, there is no disconnect between the farmer and winemaker. They are one in the same.
Esfuerzo is an intimate experience that we hope you will take part in. Our ancestors cultivated the land. That was the way of life. It, too, was the way of trade, the way of business, and the way they helped their families progress for generations. Over the years, our grapes have shown us so much from hard work and esfuerzo.
Esfuerzo means Effort.
FLORES FAMILY VINEYARDS
There’s a reason we always say, “Every bottle tells a story.”
The bottle that you hold in your hands, that glass you’re sipping on – that wine is the result of much work. To get the grape to the press to be made into wine takes a lot of time and love. Every year the cycle of the vine tells the story of the bottle. Was there a heat spike? Did we have frost? With those factors, who’s farming it? Well, I can distinctly tell you, it’s my grandfather, father, and I.
We each have a story, just like our bottles. Some may say, our stories are one in the same. Those evenings in the vineyards, the long hours in the winery, and the endless nights crushing grapes, laughing, and telling jokes – and most of all, waiting patiently for the wines to press out. Then, guiding them along in their voyage to the bottle. That’s our story. We are our vines.
What truly makes our farming special is that we’re producing premium quality grapes along the coast. The farthest proximity we have from the ocean is only 11 miles, with our closest being within 2 miles of the crisp, nourishing air, courtesy of the waves. We explore the meso climates and pockets of the Central California Coast, carefully choosing locations that offer the best atmosphere for our vines to thrive!