2022 Viognier, Joshua’s Starry Night Vineyard, Calaveras County

Luxurious tropical and honeysuckle fusion with a pristine finish.

In the rolling and forested hills of Calaveras County, California, there lies a small and extraordinary vineyard that holds the secret to a remarkable 2022 Viognier. Tended by passionate hands, this single 3-acre vineyard sits on an oak forested, sunny south-facing slope. It’s named Joshua‘s Starry Night and is known by wine lovers for its dedication to organic practices and dry farming which nurtures the vines with a mindful connection to the land.

As the 2022 growing season unfolded, the Viognier grapes basked in the warm sunlight and cool evening breezes, developing a symphony of flavors unique to this microcosm of terroir. The dry farming, a pillar of sustainable viticulture, encouraged the vines to delve deep into the soil, extracting the essence of the earth.

This wine is unfiltered which provides aromas of delicate white flowers and ripe peaches that waft from the glass, capturing the essence of the sun-drenched vineyard. On the palate, notes of apricot and honey dance gracefully, guided by the bright acidity and a gentle fizz. This Viognier tells a story of a vineyard that embraces its Rhone varietal roots with sustainable farming practices. Sip by sip, it invites you to experience the harmony between nature and winemaking, leaving an indelible mark of the vineyard’s natural beauty to crafting wines that speak of a place, a season, and a passion for the art of winemaking.

Alcohol: 14.9%
Cases Produced: 40

Pairing Suggestions

Asian Pear and Arugula Salad with Blue Cheese

Crispy Asian pear and creamy blue cheese combine for a texture-rich salad, which pairs harmoniously with the smooth and aromatic Clark Ferrea Viognier.

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Spicy Coconut Shrimp Curry

Spicy coconut shrimp curry offers a tapestry of flavors from sweet coconut milk to spicy chili, creating a unique pairing with the floral and slightly sweet notes of the Viognier.

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Sustainable Practices through Engaging Experiences

Clark Ferrea is nestled within Zinc House Farm, a working farm and agritourism center in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley. Zinc House Farm exists to educate and promote the healthy human connection to the earth and agriculture. Our goal is to enhance that connection by creating a environment that honors our heritage, respects the place and land that sustains life, and celebrate our connection to food, community and the arts.

Learn more about our work at Zinc House Farm

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