Our goal as winemakers is to give expression to our beautiful fruit
by producing wines of originality and personality.
Attention to detail in the winemaking process is the both the foundation of quality and the catalyst for creativity. We employ techniques such as hand sorting of grapes, precise temperature control of each fermentation, gentle gravity transfer of red fruit, extraction of color and flavor through skin contact management, extended French oak barrel aging on the yeast sediments, and many other steps critical to the transformation of grape juice into fine wine.
Head winemaker, Tom Burns, has been producing award-winning wines at Boordy since 1986.
He spent 20 years managing our vineyards in addition to making our wines, so the critical connection between the vineyard and winery is in his DNA. In 2011 Tom was joined by José Real, whose analytical skills were honed working in his family’s wine laboratory in Jerez, Spain. Steve Blais, an independent enologist who spent two decades with the consulting firm of Michele Rolland in Bordeaux, provides a global perspective on our work. Our state-of-the-art winery provides this remarkable team with the world-class tools they deserve.