Daniel Moore journeyed to the Russian River Valley in 1983 to pursue his calling for producing handcrafted wines. He was the founding winemaker at both Martinelli Winery and Lynmar Estate — two of California’s most respected pinot noir producers whose continued success is hinged on the legacy Moore left behind.
Moore oversees all vineyard operations, including a year-round collaboration with the grape growers who provide E16 with the finest fruit available. Each seasonal decision, from winter pruning and spring shoot topping to summer cluster thinning and fall harvest, has a profound effect on wine quality and ageability.
This attention to detail continues in the cellar where even the smallest decision can greatly impact E16’s acclaimed wine program. Moore’s 30-plus years of producing North Coast Pinot Noir and Chardonnay confirms his belief that handling grapes with the lightest possible touch is the only way to capture the expression of a grape’s true persona.
Each and every bottle produced by E16 Wines is a reflection of the land that is farmed with care and dignity by our distinguished winegrowing partners.