“The difference between something great and something perfect is often subtle. At Fait-Main, the rigor of French tradition and the creative spirit of Northern California come together in the tireless pursuit of perfection. Fait-Main means “handmade” - a name that reflects care, craft, and the singular expression of each vintage.”
When something clicks—the right vineyard site, the right people, the right timing—I go for it, no matter how risky it might appear, or how many more sleepless nights at the winery there will be. For some, winemaking is about a lifestyle, but for me it’s about hard work. Work fuels me. At home, I can’t rest for long without my mind wandering back to the winery, the vineyards, the unexplored possibilities. Fait-Main is the result of that restlessness. Together, these wines tell the story of the vineyards that speak to me and the people who share my commitment to the highest standards in any endeavor. An endless series of seemingly small decisions— how much to irrigate, when to prune, how to react to a heat spell, what day to harvest, a percentage point here or there in a blend— can add up to much more than the sum of its parts and separate the good from the great. It’s that dedication to precision in every detail that I believe allows me to make wines that reflect my vision and sensibility in that moment in time.