Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines

ALTA ORSA is the story of our land, ORSA is a tale of appellations.

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Our story in a few words...

At 1400 feet and hidden halfway up Duncan Peak, we regeneratively farm our estate vineyard and hand craft wines with character and terroir.

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Meet our wines

Located in Hopland, CA

Founded in:
2017

Owned by:
Martin Bernal-Hafner & Roger Peng

Winemaking by:
Martin Bernal-Hafner

Case produced per year:
750
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Our story in a few more words

ALTA ORSA is the story of our land, the vision of winemaker Martin Bernal-HafnerRoger Peng, and Ricardo Garcia. Farming is the core chapter of our story and has been for more than three decades. As stewards of this 160-acre mountain property, we farm in a holistic manner – meaning we use organic and regenerative agricultural practices. Patience, observation, science, and experimentation guide our approach. Since the planting of our high-density vineyard in the late 1980s, we have practiced no-till farming, minimal organic sprays, no tractors between the rows, and no herbicides under the vine. This leads us to craft truly unique, balanced, and age-worthy estate wines.
ALTA ORSA
embodies rugged authenticity, calling those of us who yearn for craftsmanship and adventure by exploring paths less traveled. Those same paths have led us to discover partner vineyards throughout the North Coast that carry their own heritage and stories that we want to tell.
ORSA is a tale of appellations. We aim to highlight the character of each region by producing expressive wines through minimal intervention in the winery. These wines are the introduction to the breadth of our winemaking and our story.
As a small, experienced, and passionate team, we pull up our boots, tuck gloves in our back pockets, and band together to craft exceptional small-lot wines from heritage vineyards that embrace the sense of place. We honor the careful task of nurturing these vineyards through raw yet detailed handwork first and foremost.
Our goal is not to expand broadly, rather become deeply connected to these places, our wines, and patrons. We strive to honor the land through wines – capturing their uniqueness while building a sustainable business. Due to small production levels, the wines are available straight from us to consumers, select restaurants, and retails shops, so that those who enjoy our wines can become part of our adventure. We aim to be transparent, focused, and committed to our community.

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What our community says

Chris DePaoli Tastemaker

"Delicious, high-elevation wines that show the range of California finesse. Incredibly easy to drink."

Paige Comrie Tastemaker

"Behind Orsa wines is Martin Bernal-Hafner, an incredible and passionate winemaker. His wines are reflective of the beautiful 160-acre mountain property where they grow their fruit in a holistic manner. I'm a huge fan of their rose (even though I never like rose!) as well as their Cabernet Sauvignon. Highly recommend!"

Kayla | Tannic and Lovely Tastemaker

"Orsa is making some incredibly delicious and approachable wines in Mendocino County.  I was blown away by their Pinot Noir Rose and loved the nuance and depth of flavors in their 2018 Hillside Cuvee. Mendocino has over 100 micro-climates and Martin, the winemaker and owner of Orsa shared that his grapes are grown on 9 different types of soil. With his keen sense of adventure and oozing creativity, it is no wonder Martin and his team are creating some truly kickass wines. "

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