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scratch (skraCH): to make a thin shallow cut or mark with a sharp instrument.  to rub or scrape to relieve itching.  to write or draw hurriedly.  a sound made by scratching.  poultry feed.  slang for money.

Scratch is a project of Winemaker Sabrine Rodems producing small-lot Riesling, Grenache and Pinot Noir from the Arroyo Seco and Santa Lucia Highlands AVA’s. Working in the Central Coast and Monterey area has given her access to some of the best cool climate grapes in the world. “What I love most about Monterey, the Arroyo Seco and the Santa Lucia Highlands is that I have three geologically different sites at my fingertips.  Getting to work with bench Pinot Noir and river bed Riesling and Grenache makes my work exciting and the wine exciting as well.  Winemaking is the best of both worlds the amalgamation of science and art.” - Sabrine Rodems.


Wines Produced

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grenache
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Rosé