In 2004, the Schetters came upon a beautiful piece of land overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu in which to raise their family. The climate and soil conditions seemed unusually good for grape production. They undertook a year-long study of the terroir with experts near and far. Charles began his own study of Enology and Viticulture through courses at UC Davis and sought counsel from some of the best vintners throughout California. Located about a mile away from the whitewater break of Paradise Cove, the vineyard receives moderately hot temperatures with cooling afternoon breezes and evening fog. Focusing on the site's unique characteristics, the optimal grape varieties were selected, ensuring proper acidity, color and varietal flavor.