Samantha Sheehan founded POE in 2009 after being inspired by the wines she tasted in Burgundy and Champagne.
The goal is not to replicate Burgundy, but rather create alluring, vineyard specific, age-worthy wines that reveal the beautiful terroir of California. There is minimal intervention, judicious use of sulfur, and never any additives.
POE produces traditional Champagne method sparkling wines, rosé, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and a nouveau from Pinot Noir. Each wine is made in very limited quantities and is sold to high-end restaurants around the country. One time per year POE opens its door for a celebration of the nouveau release. The winery teams up with a celebrated local Chef and prepares a meal for the local wine community and their customers. In keeping with the traditions of Beaujolais Nouveau, the date is set for some time around the third week of November.