Viticulture & Wine Making
Beginning with the very first vintage, all Cedar Creek wines are “Estate Grown.” This guarantees a consistently superior level of quality and it means that Cedar Creek is committed to the place in which the wines are grown.
We farm vineyards using no artificial fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. Our wines are made using wild yeast fermentation, native to the land, hand-crafted with passion and diligence making balanced, elegant wines that can be served to the most discriminating wine drinkers.
No wine is enhanced or rushed. This allows the wines to be well integrated and develop tremendous depth and complexity, fragrant bouquets, and express the “terroir” from which they came.
Meet the Owner-Karen J Wood
“I love the intimacy of knowing each vintage. I have farmed the vineyards for over 22 years now and remember each year clearly and what made that year unique.”
Known to locals and fellow winemakers as a "purist" in her approach to viticulture and wine making, Karen J. Wood is a triple threat in the wine industry. She owns the land, farms the grapes and makes the wine! Her wines are well-known with the locals and have several national and international wine competition awards.
Karen believes farming the grapes is the most important aspect of wine making. She is intimate with her vineyards and patient; letting both the grapes and wine reveal themselves in their time, neither adding to or taking from the fruit during the wine making process.
"The vines never let go of their fruit, there is an attachment that never ends as the wines develop and age and each vintage brings out something different from their parents. Very similar to children bringing out the best of their parents. I like to see where they lead and how they each develop their own character. I am constantly learning and adjusting my perspective with each vintage!"