"Chardonnay and pinot noir are the stars of this region" says David as he explains the processes, and describes the finish of the wines we are sampling on the factory floor. We then head to the barrel room where we watch him use a 'wine thief' (a valanche) to steal a little from the openings in the smaller oak barrels. Being this close enables us to see how the barrels expand with age as the wine settles. Lined up along one wall are a collection of ceramic barrels, used for a slightly different effect on the wine than oak. There are drainage grates dotted throughout the factory, but we're encouraged to taste and spit (or throw) our excess wine straight onto the floor which is fun but feels naughty.