Jeff and Nicki Nelson started Liquid Farm out of frustration at the difficulty in finding Californian wines made in the style that they wanted to drink! They wanted to drink lower alcohol, restrained wines with earth-driven characteristics and too often they were presented with overly ripe fruit bombs. Minerality was a crucial element and this meant the use of little if any new oak.
The search for vineyard sites began and in 2009 the first four barrels of Liquid Farm were made. Now the core elements of their offering are the very differing White Hills, which is a 'Chablis style' and Golden Slope, a more -an homage to the Cote de Beaune - Chardonnays. Although they have some vineyards in common (Clos Pepe, Rita’s Crown), the wines are blended to create vastly contrasting styles.