We sited B. Wise Vineyards on top of a ridge that looks down over the Sonoma Valley. While this was partly a vineyard decision, it’s also our home. This is a benevolent climate, a place you can live outdoors. I put in peach trees and persimmons, and avocados that everyone says won’t fruit this far north, but I’ve got fruit on them. It comes from being a farmer’s son and grandson. It’s through this bent of farming that we’re able to make wines that satisfy something deep down.