Clos des Amis loosely translates as “Circle of Friends” or “Enclosure of Friends” and that idea forms the creation of these wines. Just as Ventura County enjoys diverse geography and cultural influences, we are finding Ventura County to also provide a diverse range of messo-climes to grow wine grapes. For the last decade, Winemaker Bruce Freeman has collaborated on the planting of various varietals all over Ventura County.
Clos des Amis sources grapes grown in private vineyards in Camarillo, Ojai, Santa Paula, East Ventura/Saticoy, Newbury Park, Fillmore, and of course our estate vineyard on South Mountain. It takes a village to make a good wine, hence the Clos des Amis friends and family connections.