Being primarily focused on making wine in the field, the goal in the mountain winery is to let the unique terroir of Howell Mountain come through in every bottle of Howell Mountain winery wine. Ultimately striving for balance with regards to alcohol, pH, and oak treatments, winemaker Bryan Kane employs a minimal interventionist philosophy, taking full advantage of the terroir and the natural superiority of the land. We use only fine French oak barrels, opting against racy American oak, or heavy use of any one cooperage. Utilizing a barrel by barrel approach, we embrace proven, old-world wine-making methods, using native yeast, natural secondary fermentation, and minimal racking with no fining or filtering.