Based on the Rice family’s values, Sunstone is an environmentally responsible company dedicated to organic grape growing, worker health, recycling and reusing whenever possible. We are completely dedicated to excellence in grape-growing, winemaking, hospitality and a highly-ethical responsibility to the people we hire and serve. The relationships we foster with our customers, employees, farmers, purveyors, contractors and community members is paramount. Everything we do contributes to these relationships.
Sunstone’s twenty-eight acre vineyard, planted in 1990 to Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Viognier is farmed in an organic, bio-sustainable manner. Sunstone’s winemaker, Bion Rice, is dedicated to producing world-class Bordeaux and Rhone style wines, utilizing organically grown wine grapes from the estate vineyards, and grapes from other certified organic vineyards. Bion’s fundamental philosophy for producing high-quality wines at Sunstone is to preserve the inherent quality of the grapes at every step in the grape growing and winemaking process. This holistic approach also creates a healthy environment in which to work and live.