It takes time to learn the language of the land, to listen to what a place has to say, and what it will give. There is an art to listening, requiring patience and presence. This is our art. This is Ink Grade.
Embracing our California home, which has a unique tapestry of diverse ecosystems and natural habitat for native species and wildlife, we craft wines of grace from the rugged slopes of Howell Mountain.
There is a wild purity and raw tension on Howell Mountain that awakens each one of our senses. At Ink Grade, our intent is to preserve this tension. To capture the untamed nature of the site and the structure of the terrain, producing wines both pure and complex, elegant and robust, bold and profound.
Ink Grade’s label collection pays tribute to California's natural ecosystem with artwork by early 19th century artists featuring flora and fauna with a respectful relationship to our California home.

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
"The Solitary Oak," 1844, by Asher Brown Durand. Oil on Canvas.

Napa Valley Andosol
"View of the Yosemite Valley," 1865, by Thomas Hill. Oil on Canvas.

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
"Nasturtiums Illustration," 19th century, by Ellen Fisher. Chromolithograph.

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
"California Partridge (California Quail)" 19th Century, by John James Audubon. Plate 413.

Howell Mountain Merlot
"St Francisco. Der Hafen," 1864, by Eduard Hildebrandt. Chromolithograph.