brass tacks (noun):
the most fundamental considerations; essentials
Let's get down to brass tacks, shall we? This is the phrase that echoed Daniel LeFrancois's desire to craft wines that are true expressions of California's wine growing regions and varietals. Daniel sources fruit from premier regions throughout California, each selected to add specific nuances to the final wine. Through traditional winemaking practices, Daniel creates wines that are reflective of classic varietal characteristics, resulting in approachable wines that are flavorful, harmonious, and food-friendly.
Our wines combine the finest attributes from California's premier wine growing regions. The grapes are sourced from vineyards that add their own unique layer to the final wine profile. Traditional, minimalistic winemaking techniques result in a wine that allows classic varietal characteristics and true California terroir to shine through in every glass.
Since the first release of the 2004 vintage, Daniel LeFrancois has set out to craft wines that showcase the flavor, harmony and balance of California fruit. Daniel is a veteran in the wine and spirits industry, with over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and brand development. For over 15 years, Daniel has produced award-winning wines, including Brass Tacks, Wine Spots Wines and Zinfandelic, that reflect true varietal, regional and vineyard characteristics.