Redwood Valley, Mendocino County
  • SIZE
    174 cases

Onward Wines are single-vineyard, site-driven wines and Farmstrong Wines are blends, and in both expressions the vineyard sites are very special to me. I am a true believer in personal connection and there is a story behind each vineyard site and how it came to be part of my portfolio. In these stories you will learn more about the people behind these vineyards. I liken my connection to these vineyards to that of one’s favorite shirt or coffee mug or chair. Like a well worn fabric or a slightly chipped mug that may have initially caught my eye for its beauty, but over the years it has won my heart because it just feels right. When it comes to vineyards this happens too, and it is a combination of my connection with the vines themselves and my connection with those that tend them. For me the growers hands are most definitely part of the terroir. `I see these vineyards as treasures. As a winemaker it is my goal to preserve these treasures and share them as wines.
-- Faith Armstrong, Winemaker and Proprietor

The Pétillant Naturel is Onward’s sparking expression of Onward Rosé of Pinot is the result of an intentional rosé program, picked expressly for rosé and whole cluster pressed. This wine stays true to the nature of an authentic Pétillant Naturel style wine:native yeast fermentation was encouraged, which finished in the bottle, with no sugar or other juice added.

There are endless layers to Pét Nat, both in the making it and in the enjoying of it. This wine offers a unique combination of youthfulness and complexity, Faith compares it to her 5 year old daughter "who is spunky as they come…yet wise beyond her years and well…also often dresses in pink".


This Pét-Nat is loaded with ripe summer berries, floral and citrus nots and is very alive! The opening aromatics explode from the glass, and are lively, fresh and mysterious. To follow are notes of strawberry fields, citrus blossom, warm brioche toast with lemon curd and juicy berries…and a refreshing hint mint….and soft tiny delicate bubbles!