It is with great pride (and significant relief) that we wish to announce the inaugural release from Workman/Ayer.

Our wine is the result of a project dedicated to producing small lots of ultra- premium Rhone style wines from California's Central Coast. "De facto" is a Latin phrase meaning in fact, indeed, actually, and a synonym for genuine, real, sure enough and true. The 2010 "de facto", is a wine that exists solely according to the vagaries of the vintage and our minimalist winemaking techniques. It is a wine that must be accepted as well as appreciated simply for what it is. We believe that the 2010 "de facto" is the genuine article and hope that you will take this opportunity to enjoy our inaugural vintage release.

Our story began years ago with the joining of two great families. The Workman family has a long and broad history in the northern California wine business. The Ayer family has deep roots in agriculture in Iowa and California. These two families have come together to produce the 2010 Workman/Ayer "de facto" red wine.

The 2010 "de facto" is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre from California's central coast, a region known for producing Rhone-style wines of great depth and character. The Syrah brings power to the blend while the Grenache adds softness along with spicy berry flavors and the Mourvedre provides tannic structure. 74 cases of the 2010 "de facto" were produced.

The 2010 "de facto" is available to order for $46/bottle plus tax and shipping and we offer a 10% discount on purchases of 12 or more bottles. To place an order please join our mailing list and we'll contact you with availability. Thank you for your support and we look forward to hearing from you.