Ladies and gentlemen, step right up and behold the miracle that is

Estate Vineyards - Russian River Valley

Cool climates and distinctive soils
what the Russian River Valley is known for - is what CIRQ knows best

Estate Vineyards - Russian River Valley
Treehouse - First CIRQ Vintage Treehouse - First CIRQ Vintage

Like a sentry, a lone stand of redwoods guards
over the vineyard's iron-rich red soils

Bootlegger's Hill - First CIRQ Vintage Bootlegger's Hill - First CIRQ Vintage

There's gold in these hills - Goldridge
to be specific

“It has always been my dream to plant a vineyard and make wine from it. Wines that are the highest quality obtainable. Wines that provide a lens on where they were grown. CIRQ is the realization of that dream.”

It is difficult to make Pinot Noir inexpensively, especially if your goal is world-class Pinot Noir. It is capital-intensive, the horizons are long and the results can be unpredictable. We knew that going in. Our vision for CIRQ first took shape several years ago when we discovered what we consider to be the best sites in the best region for Pinot Noir, the Russian River Valley. We made the commitment at that time to pour all our resources into developing these sites.

We bring a high level of focus to the task. We farm two estate vineyards and will produce a single estate Pinot Noir from each. Production will be extremely limited for the simple reason that CIRQ is an estate-driven program. We’ve done this with one goal in mind: to provide enthusiasts with wines of uncommon breeding that delight their senses and connect them to these special places.

Proprietor and Winemaker Michael Browne
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Cirq Estate


P.O. Box 860

Graton, CA 95444