Rich and Carolyn Czapleski searched for what seemed like an eternity for the perfect vineyard that could grow the red varietals they needed for a world class wine. This quest finally came to an end in 1983 when they purchased what is now Canard Vineyard.
Over the years, Carolyn, who is a master gardener and interior designer, transformed the historic home and surrounding grounds into something nothing less then magical. Rich immediately got his hands dirty and tended to the vines.
He has spent the last thirty years doing exactly that but also allowing the natural terrior to influence the distinctive characteristics of the wine. With the help of their son Adam Czapleski, winemaker Brian Graham and sales and marketing director Adam Fox, Rich and Carolyn have assembled a small but talented team who share their desire to make the finest wines possible, while maintaining great integrity and respect for the land.