In 2006, we resurrected our family’s wine-making legacy by re-establishing Skinner Vineyards & Winery in the Sierra Foothills. We are committed to making elegant Rhône-inspired wines that express the distinct qualities of our granitic soils and meticulously farmed, high elevation vineyards.
Founder Mike Skinner’s great-great-great-grandfather, James Skinner, was a Scottish miner who established and ran the original Skinner winery from 1861 through the early 1900’s. With the new Skinner Vineyards, we hope to weave our history with the bright future of the foothills, and unite our love of family, nature, food, and wine.
the Six Horse Brand
We’re pleased to announce the launch of our Six Horse label — wines crafted from heirloom varietals once grown at the original J. Skinner Winery. We’re in the process of replanting rare grape strains that have been considered “lost” for decades, and are looking to support their resurrection through these wines. Six Horse’s first release, the 2010 Zinfandel, is now available for purchase