Our Approach

to wine & cider

Welcome! Horse & Plow is a small, family run winery based in Sebastopol, California. This special area, in the heart of the Russian River Valley, is ideal for producing high quality fruit that makes unique and delicious wine & cider. In addition, we source grapes from our neighbors in Mendocino and Napa counties, allowing for even more variety from ideal sites. We utilize organic farming methods, small lot fermentations and traditional techniques to make balanced, food friendly and site specific wines. We work exclusively with growers who are committed to superior quality by using certified organic and/ or biodynamic techniques. These sustainable practices allow us to craft wines with greater complexity and sense of place, while caring for worker health and the environment.

Our organic practices don’t stop when the grapes get to the winery- our wines are made naturally with no synthetic nutrients or additives, no GMO’s, are vegan and contain low sulfites.

Because of the care and time put into every bottle of our wine, quantities are limited. Join our wine club today to receive the best pricing and selection of our wines. We also encourage you to join our mailing list to keep up with current news, events, and special offers.




Chris is a California native, but only three generations from Greece. Chris studied Plant Ecology at SF State and Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, before beginning his career at Pine Ridge Winery. He started Vinum Cellars in Oakville in 1997, which currently produces 30,000 cases of wine. He has also been the consulting winemaker for Kathryn Kennedy Winery since 1998.

Suzanne was born in Savannah, Georgia. Her interest in wine developed while working in fine restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina. The mystery and romance of food and wine led her to France, and her first harvest at Comte Armand in Pommard. She moved to California in 2000, and worked in the cellar at DeLoach, David Bruce and Goldeneye wineries before starting her own small, pinot noir brand, Lutea.

Combining past experiences and dreams for the future, they started Horse & Plow in 2008.

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