As first-generation vintners, we are making wines without prescription or precedent, honored to guide excellent fruit into compelling wines. Each bottle of Hibou is an act of discovery, the telling of a unique story, and a convivial experience to share. We look forward to connecting with you through camaraderie and craft.
 Jason & Hilary Driscoll, Proprietors

About Us

Driven by Passion and Possibility

We are a small, husband-and-wife team, and Hibou—/ee-boo/—is our creative wine project. The portfolio comprises limited-production California Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon from “hidden gem” vineyards, wines intended to be as thrilling to drink as they are to make.

Winemaking

An Unfolding Discovery

Starting with excellent fruit from honorable growers, we make our wines gently and responsively with minimal intervention. Our handwork follows each barrel’s lead as the wine slowly reveals itself through a natural process over time. We rely on native yeasts, unhurried whole-cluster fermentations, and hand punchdowns. We age classically in barrel with minimal racking, and only the wines that genuinely excite us become Hibou.

Winemaking

An Unfolding Discovery

Starting with excellent fruit from honorable growers, we make our wines gently and responsively with minimal intervention. Our handwork follows each barrel’s lead as the wine slowly reveals itself through a natural process over time. We rely on native yeasts, unhurried whole-cluster fermentations, and hand punchdowns. We age classically in barrel with minimal racking, and only the wines that genuinely excite us become Hibou.

Available by Allocation

Our limited bottlings are allocated exclusively to members of our mailing list during seasonal releases. We invite you to join our list in anticipation of our next offering.

Vineyards

A Hunt for Hidden Gems

We partner with prized sites in and along the Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley, Napa Valley, and North Coast. Our small-scale production allows us to chase down exceptional opportunities and work with inspiring growers. We’re always on the hunt for small, magical parcels that might one day become our next bottling.

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