Fred & Carol Schrader Proprietor & Explorer
Fred and Carol Schrader have long shared a passion for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and dreamed of starting a project that would focus on these varietals. Their interest in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay spans the globe as they enjoy the uniqueness of wines from the great Domaines in Burgundy to the incredibly rich, fruit forward, abundant wines coming from California’s ‘True’ Sonoma Coast.
In 2007, Carol and Fred found an excellent undeveloped property in the prime Cazadero region of the Sonoma Coast that had yet to be planted to grapes, but had the perfect layout for doing so. Two ridgelines in from the Pacific Ocean, where wild boars roam the land, the property is ideally situated above the fog belt of the coast atop a gentle sloping cornice that enjoys optimal sun exposure. In addition, the vineyard is comprised primarily of Goldridge Loam which is perfectly suited to Pinot Noir. From their first visit, the Schraders knew that the property was magical, and truly one of a kind. They, along with their friends David and Judy Steiner, took ownership of the land and immediately began to develop the vineyard. And thus, Boars’ View Vineyards was born.