Praxis Cellars

In 2000, Bill created Praxis Cellars to broaden the scope of the wines he produced. Arbios is our “serious” wine so Bill wanted to create a distinct label for our other wines. Praxis is derived from the Greek word for practice as a doctor or lawyer practices their craft.

2013 Gewürztraminer

2013 Gewürztraminer
89 Points Wine Enthusiast Bronze Medal 2014 Orange County Fair Bronze Medal 2014 North of the Gate Competition This is our second vintage of Gewürztraminer.  The wine is 100% Gewürztraminer from a single vineyard in the Russian River Valley.  Bill loves to experiment in the Praxis... more »

2013 Merlot Alexander Valley

2013 Merlot Alexander Valley
The grapes for this wine come from a vineyard on a rise in the heart of Alexander Valley – the same vineyard that garnered our 2004 Merlot the title of Best American Merlot Under $20 in Food & Wine Magazine (October, 2007).

2013 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

2013 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
The color is ruby red with garnet highlights. Raspberry, cherry and mushroomy earth notes fill the glass along with violet and vanilla scents. Flavors of cranberries, raspberries, red currants and plums are complemented by a hint of allspice. The wine is soft, balanced and alluring with bright acidity... more »

2013 Viognier

2013 Viognier
Silver Medal 2015 S.F. Chronicle CompetitionGold Medal 2014 Orange County Wine Competition We have been making Viognier for more than a decade.  Bill loves the body and flavors of this white wine varietal – and prefers to make it in a European style.  The prior two vintages have won Best... more »

2012 Lagrein Central Coast

2012 Lagrein Central Coast
During a trip to the Italian Alps, Bill became fascinated by this varietal. We first tried Lagrein while on a hunt to see the remains of Utzi, the Alpine Ice Man and oldest natural mummy. (Susan was an archaeologist in her younger days). Pronounced Lah-GRAYHN or Lah-GRINE, this cool climate, high... more »