Brian Klassen is a negotiant based in Murphys California. He has been producing wine under his label for 19 years. Klassen is a veteran of the wine industry in Australia the US and Canada. As a negotiant he sources grapes, juice and wine from around the Sierra Foothills. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet from high elevation vineyards in Calaveras County, Zinfandel from the Frank Herbert Vineyard in El Dorado County and Barbera from the Rancho Victoria vineyard in Amador County.
Klassen believes in respecting the fruit from the vineyard and respecting the original provenance of the varieties. For example, Barbera should have hints of Piedmont, Chardonnay should look toward Macon and Cabernet should look to both banks of Bordeaux.