Partage is a boutique Santa Cruz, California wine label founded by Sommelier and Wine Director Mark Bright, to produce wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and more specifically from the Ben Lomond Mountain AVA.
Partage means “to share” in French, and that is how Mark created Partage by sharing wine together with his friends.
Mark has spent the last 16 years as a Sommelier, traveling to every wine region of the world and becoming an specialist in the wines from Burgundy, France. He found the micro-climates in the Santa Cruz Mountains to resemble some of the greatest regions of France and was fascinated by the county.
The wines focus on the most interesting plots in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Bald Mountain, a higher elevation site, produces lean and aromatic Chardonnay that then sees Francois Freres Burgundian barrels in the winery to keep the acidity fresh. Coast Grade, a limestone based vineyard closest to the ocean, produces fruit driven Pinot Noir with brilliant acidity.