Nathan Carlson

Nathan Carlson

About:

Center of Effort’s winemaking operations are led by Nathan Carlson, a veteran Edna Valley winemaker with longtime connections to this place. In addition to two decades of experience in the Edna Valley, Nathan has made Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara County, Carneros, the Sonoma Coast, and Oregon. At Center of Effort, the winemaking philosophy is to honor our coastal terroir, the natural character of the fruit, while bringing an added dimension of artistry to the wine. Native yeast fermentations predominate, winemaking is small-scale with minimal additives and a long élevage before bottling.