Winemaking Team
For more than 10 years, winemaking at David Bruce Winery has been led by an experienced team of loyal winemakers who share the founder's passion for excellence. The winemaking process is comprised of unique gentle-handling techniques-from picking in the fields to bottling. Many of these methods have been custom-designed by the winery for the handling of pinot noir, whose delicate nature requires careful treatment. In the European tradition, crushing in the past at David Bruce was done by foot to promote a gradual crush. Today, other techniques-including a pneumatic punch-down tool and rotary fermenters-are used to replicate the effects of foot crushing. Winemaking decisions at David Bruce are made collaboratively during weekly tastings held by the principal managers of the winery.