Our Approach

to wine & cider

Welcome! Horse & Plow is a small, family run winery based in Sebastopol, California, in the heart of the Russian River Valley. We utilize organic farming methods, small lot fermentations and traditional techniques to make balanced, food friendly and site specific wine & cider. The North Coast appellation, including Sonoma, Napa, & Mendocino counties, is ideal for growing world class fruit, and the source for our hand-crafted offerings. We make a broad array of white & red wine varieties, as well as dry, sparkling ciders. Because of the time and care put into every bottle, quantities are limited. Join one of our clubs today to receive the best selection and pricing! 


Suzanne Higgins and Chris Condos, owners of Horse and Plow Winery in their Tasting Room in Sebastopol, CA



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 annually. 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 with an exciting vision for the future, they started Horse & Plow in 2008.

Book a Winemaker Private Tasting on Saturdays via Tock, or reach out for additional dates via email.

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