PharoahMoans is a joint venture between John Schwartz, owner of Amuse Bouche Winery in Napa Valley, and Chef Bryan Ogden, recipient of the James Beard Award for best restaurant 2003. With their combined 35 years in the wine and food industry, they have teamed up with renowned French winemaker-gone-Californian Stephan Asseo, owner of L’Aventure Winery on the Central Coast. Asseo has been praised by Robert Parker for "producing creative and adventurous wines that possess singular personalities as well as loads of potential for both near-term drinking and long-term aging." Their mutual objective was to create the best Syrah in California under the Paso Robles appellation. They have spared no expense, from farming to the bottle, to bring you a truly remarkable wine.
The name PharaohMoans pays tribute to the birthplace of wine - and plays with the term "pheromones", which of course is the hormonal influence behind a variety of sensory patterns, including consumption of very fine wines.
PharoahMoans vineyards are located in Paso Robles Wine Country, centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California’s Central Coast. With a greater day-to-night temperature swing than any other appellation in California, distinct micro-climates, diverse soils and a long growing season, Paso Robles is a unique wine region blessed with optimal growing conditions for producing premium and ultra premium wines.