Roudon-Smith Winery

Owner(s) Al Drewke, Diane Drewke
Web site www.roudonsmith.com
 
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A small producer of located in the Scott's Valley region of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation. The winery was founded in 1972 by Bob and Annamaria Roudon and Jim and June Smith. Chardonnay is estate grown and sources grapes in other regions of the state for other varietals. Engineering families Annette and David Hunt and Al and Diane Drewke acquired the winery in 2003. In 2011, the owners divided the winery assets with Annette and David Hunt remaining in the Bean Creek Road winery built in 1978, operating under the name of Skov Winery. The Drewkes retained the Roudon-Smith Winery brand and moving the a warehouse near Watsonville. Brandon Armitage continues as winemaker for Roudin-Smith and may consult with Skov. Skov will make about 1,000 cases of Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir and Chardonnay primarily. Roudin-Smith plans to scale down initially and then build production up to 5,000 cases annually

The 2007 Santa Cruz Mountains Private Reserve Pinot Noir won a Gold Medal in the 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.