Vina Moda Winery crafts exquisite wines by hand, with great attention to detail. Their wine grapes are hand picked and hand sorted to achieve optimum quality then transferred to a sorting table where damaged fruit, second crop grapes, leaves and even insects are discarded.
The wines are fermented in small batches to assure competent control of the process. A free run from the must is allowed, followed by a gentle press to preserve the desired tannic structure of each individual wine. Every step of this process is, once again, accomplished by hand. Their winemaker won’t share his secrets, but the aromas and vivid colors are worth a visit to the winery during the harvest season.
Once pressed, the wines are delivered to premium oak barrels to complete their transformation. At Vina Moda they have found a remarkable balance between tradition and innovation and believe you can taste the difference in their meticulously hand-crafted product.
Owner/Winemaker Nathan Vader won several awards at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, including Best of Class for his 2018 Sierra Foothills Vinas Mourvedre Red Blend. See the full list in the Calaveras County SF Chronicle 2022 Wineries Awards guide.
Member of the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance.