Old World Winery (Darek Trowbridge)
Old World Winery is a small, family-owned and operated winery. Using grapes from their 100 years old, sustainable, and organic vineyards, we create “natural wines” that reflect the family history and the traditional winemaking (old world) practices in Sonoma County.
Pastoral winemaker and proprietor, Darek Trowbridge, has 20+ years of hands-on experience in the art and science of vineyard management, grape production, and natural winemaking. His passion is inviting nature into his winemaking. His processes are simple and direct and eliminate the need for any manufactured (man-made) chemicals. This process involves effort and shepherding but not manipulation. No sheep are harmed in the making of this wine, rather he works in the vineyard with keen attention to detail and eye to the viticultural traditions of the past. Upon completing his masters in winemaking from Fresno State, Darek promptly made an about-face, employing an assiduous farming style in order to eschew the modern techniques learned in school.