Location: Sonoma, California
Winemaker: Bob Cabral
Properties: 130 ha. of vineyards distributed thoughout the hills and valleys of Sonoma County, which includes parcels in the AVA's of Sonoma Coast, Sonoma Mountain, Petaluma Gap, Carneros & Russian River Valley. Its most important vineyards include Gap's Grown & the extrordinary Durell Vineyard.
Production: 120,000 bottles per year, of which about 10% are exported. Three Sticks also produces about 180,000 bottles of their brand "Head High," of which about 15% will be exported this year.
Three Sticks Wines is a boutique, family-owned winery led by veteran Winemaker, Bob Cabral. Cabral’s commitment to crafting small-lot, artisan wines from exceptional Sonoma Coast vineyards drives the winery’s focus of creating site-specific products. Founded in 2002, the winery is named for owner William S. Price III’s surfing nickname, “Billy Three Sticks,” in reference to the Roman numerals that follow his name.
Bill and Eva Price are lovers of Sonoma’s grapes and rich history. The Vallejo-Casteñada Adobe (built in 1842)
was built by Captain Salvador Vallejo, brother of commander of the northern territory of Mexico (modern day Sonoma). The Prices purchased the property in 2012 and embarked on a two-year preservation project. The Three Sticks team worked with local historians to restore the property, which included San Francisco-based designer, Ken Fulk to design the ambience of the Adobe, as it is known locally. The historic landmark in downtown Sonoma is now the winery's visitor center.
Three Sticks has a down to earth approach to growing and winemaking, believing that wine has the power to bring people together and that stewardship of the land, the vineyards, and the people creates a better society. Its company motto: "We are for real connections, real history, real wines; experiences you will never forget".