The Story of Our Name, Alma Rosa

Alma Rosa can be translated from Spanish to English to literally mean the "Soul of the Rose."  The story of our name holds a deeper meaning for our family.  Upon establishing Alma Rosa in 2005, we committed ourselves to producing wines for our friends, family and supporters that spoke of place and reflected the land that they are made from.  We kept the soul of our history in winemaking and fed it into our endeavor.  Our ranch is a portion of the original Rancho Santa Rosa, an original California Mexican Land Grant.  The old timers of our area refer to the hills on the south edge of our ranch, the Santa Rosa Hills, as "The Rosa".  Thus, the wines that come from our home reflect the soul of the Rosa, or the "Alma" of the Rosa.