34 North Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Jeff’s winemaking style continues to evolve but there are three core concepts that he follows year after year: Make the best wine possible from the highest quality fruit, and from the vineyards that showcase the terroir and unique character that sets our wines apart.
Our passion for finding rocky, hillside vineyards that produced a sense of minerality set us on the course for what is now Jeff Cohn Cellars.
We look for fruit that comes from exceptional vineyards so that we can make exceptional wines. We love vineyards that are rocky and steep, as these types of vineyards produce fruit which leads to concentrated wines bursting with flavor.
From alternative fermentation techniques like a concrete egg, larger format French oak barrels, concrete Foudre, terra cotta amphora, to yeast selections that will best suit the character that he wants to coax out of the wine, Jeff takes no shortcuts. Barrel by barrel the wines are nurtured to express the passion that drives his thirst for excellence, the pride of putting the best wine in the bottle, and the sense of place expressed as a primary characteristic in each and every wine.
Harvest is Jeff’s favorite time of the year. You may see him touring around in his purple “Oh Grape” Mini-Cooper from vineyard to vineyard checking grapes.
He goes against the grain. The numbers may say it’s time, but it’s Jeff’s palate that says when the grapes are ready. We are fortunate to have growers that respect Jeff’s integrity and trust his winemaking. Those relationships allow us to produce wines, vintage to vintage, that highlight Jeff’s passion. He shares it with the winemaking community through moderating winemaker panels, oak symposiums and consulting for other wineries. Giving back to the community is important to us.