I have been impressed with how well these wines develop with several years in the bottle. The 1999 and 2000 Scherrer Vineyard wines have exceeded my expectations and are in a beautiful spot right now. Anything younger is, well, just younger. The Helfer wines have always seemed to need an extra couple of years to really blossom (like that skinny kid in high school) into something very special. The 2004 has just begun to turn that corner. 1998 (our first vintage of that one) is right there. Since we have been aging the Chardonnays a few more months in barrel beginning with 2003/2004, it will be interesting to see how these develop as they reach their first decade.


Scherrer Vineyard — Alexander Valley
  • 1997 — released March 1999
  • 1998 — released March 2000
  • 1999 — released March 2001
  • 2000 — released March 2002
  • 2001 — released March 2003
  • 2002 — released April 2004
  • 2003 — released July 2005
  • 2004 — released July 2006
  • 2005 — released July 2007
  • 2006 — released July 2008
  • 2007 — released July 2009
  • 2008 — released July 2010
  • 2009 — released July 2011
  • 2010 — released October 2012
  • 2011 — released March 2014
  • 2012 — released July 2014
  • 2013 — released July 2015
  • 2014 — released July 2016

Helfer Vineyard — Russian River Valley
  • 1998 — released July 2000
  • 1999 — released July 2001
  • 2000 — released July 2002
  • 2001 — released July 2003
  • 2002 — released October 2004
  • 2003 — released October 2005
  • 2004 — released October 2006
  • 2005 — released October 2007
  • 2006 — released October 2008
  • 2007 — released October 2009
  • 2008 — released October 2010
  • 2009 — released October 2011
  • 2010 — released July 2012
  • 2011 — released October 2013
  • 2012 — released October 2014
  • 2013 — released October 2015

Sonoma Coast
  • 2000 — released July 2003

Fort Ross Vineyard — Sonoma Coast
  • 2001 — released July 2003
  • 2002 — released March 2005

Fort Ross Vineyard ‘Reserve’ — Sonoma Coast
  • 2001 — released March 2005