“A “trig” has been used for many years to establish boundary lines. Trigonometrical stations were set on the top of hills and used as surveying sites. Just as my father was a land surveyor and used these trigs as a reference, so do I when it comes to well known vineyard sites” Nick Goldschmidt, Winemaker.
Trig Point is produced by Nick Goldschmidt and his wife Yolyn. After flying the globe for many years as the head-winemaker for the likes of Simi, Allied Domecq, and Beam Estates, Nick decided to start a family company with his wife Yolyn in 1998. The goal of the company was to focus on site specific wine making from great vineyard sites from around the world. Having produced so many world class wines from around the globe, Nick knew exactly from which vineyard sites he would choose to make his wines.
The wines Nick and Yolyn Goldschmidt produce are all single vineyard, handcrafted, small production, artisan wines.
The Diamond Dust Vineyard, located just north of Healdsburg, produces marvelously rich and supple Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Its sedimentary soils are nutrient poor and unfertile. They receive abundant sun exposure and induce concentrated and very flavorful grapes. Alluvial and sandy soils drain well and lead to large root systems and healthy vines. The micro-climate in the Diamond Dust Vineyard is of critical importance. Summer mornings are usually foggy and very cool but warm sunshine follows and mid-90s temperatures are common in the afternoons. Most evenings the fog rolls in again and the vineyards cool down to the mid-40s. This daily temperature cycle continues well into September and ripens fruit evenly and slowly. These are prime conditions for Zinfandel and the red Bordeaux varietals.