In 2000, Bill created Praxis Cellars to broaden the scope of the wines he produced. Arbios is our “serious” wine so Bill wanted to create a distinct label for our other wines. Praxis is derived from the Greek word for practice as a doctor or lawyer practices their craft.
This is our first vintage of Gewürztraminer. The grapes all come from the Russian River Valley vineyard that has provided our Viognier for the last few years. The wine is 100% Gewürztraminer. Bill loves to experiment in the Praxis line with different varietals. Our Gewürztraminer is made... more »
We have been making Viognier for more than a decade. Bill loves the body and flavors of this white wine varietal – and prefers to make it in a European style. The 2011 vintage won Double Gold and Best of Class at the North of the Gate Wine Competition. Our Viognier is crisp, dry and full bodied with a... more »
Praxis is derived from the Greek word for practice as a doctor or lawyer would practice. In our Praxis wines, Bill can hone his craft of wine making. Since launching the label, we have also found that it is a moon of the Klingon home planet on Star Trek and a verb for domination in an on-line vampire game.
During a trip to the Italian Alps, Bill became fascinated by this varietal. We first tried Lagrein while on a hunt to see the remains of Utzi, the Alpine Ice Man and oldest natural mummy. (Susan was an archaeologist in her younger days). Pronounced Lah-GRAYHN or Lah-GRINE, this cool climate, high-elevation red varietal is... more »