Central Coast
Year founded:
Curt Schalchlin
Curt Schalchlin

Basic Info

“Midway upon the journey of my life I found myself within a dark forest For the straightforward pathway had been lost.” (DANTE’S INFERNO I, 1-3) Sans Liege is my relentless search for independence. After many years learning from and working with good friends who have since made their mark as winemakers, I decided it was time to take what I’d gathered with them, and to go my own way. Equally aligned with the freedoms of the New World and the heritage of the Rhone Valley, I am careful not to hold too closely to either. Instead I trust an intuition of the microcosms of each vine and vintage to guide my work in the cellar. Sans Liege sources fruit from Central Coast vineyards that have captured my heart. They speak for me and I for them; the only partners now on this path I tread. CURT SCHALCHLIN Winemaker, Sans Liege Wines & Groundwork Wines