Experience The Rocks

“A Sense of Place with Every Sip”
– Richard Funk,
Winegrower & Winemaker

The Rocks District is indisputably the most distinctive terroir in the country.  Due to extremely limited quantities, our Rocks District Allocation is only available to our list. Members on the allocation list receive a yearly allotment of our exclusive wine, THE FUNK Estate Syrah from The Rocks District, released each February.  Link below to register for the Wait List!

What’s so special about THE FUNK?

The Vineyard.

Planted in 2007, Funk Estate Vineyard is one of the older Rocks District vineyards, and these mature vines truly deliver. We’ve spent the last 13 years focused on exactly what makes these vines work just hard enough to produce high quality fruit, without overstressing them. This delicate balance is a dance between Mother Nature and the vines, overseen with the careful eye of our winemaker, Richard Funk. Rich’s intimate knowledge and understanding of his vines allows him to make shifts and changes to irrigation, canopy management, and cropping based on each vintage’s unique needs. The vineyard is LIVE and Salmon Safe Certified, meaning, the vineyard is farmed to meet strict international standards for environmental and socially responsible winegrowing. This reflects personal commitment to do the right thing following rigorous, science-based standards which ensure agricultural and economic sustainability with minimal environmental impact.

The Fruit.

Syrah is a very impressionable grape – greatly impacted by the terroir in which it is planted, and Syrah from The Rocks delivers sense of place like no other. Year after year the fruit delivers a remarkably consistent wine.  Dark and brooding without being heavy, this savory Syrah stands out in a crowd. Meaty and earthy flavors are followed by a rush of dark black fruit with a finish that goes on for miles. Co-fermented with a touch of Viognier, you’ll notice a subtle floral note weaved throughout the nose and palate. And then there’s the mouthfeel – like liquid silk rolling over the tongue. The texture of this wine is delightful and intriguing.

The Name.

We know you love it. (We love it, too.) It just so happens that Syrah from The Rocks is rich and funky. Some things are just meant to be, and Winemaker Richard Funk is right at home making this wine.

The Wait.

We invite Waiting List members to join The Allocation List beginning in November each year and continue adding new members as allocations become available. Based on your status on the Waiting List, you’ll receive an email invitation to join when an opening becomes available. Once on The Allocation List, you will receive a yearly allocation of small production Estate wines from The Rocks District AVA.

Sign Up for The Rocks District Allocation List

  • Choose an annual allocation of 6 or 12 bottles
  • Released in February of each year
  • Complimentary shipping or winery pick up
  • Members of the Saviah Cellars Wine Club will receive their applicable wine club discount on The Rocks List wine allocation.
  • Allocation is currently THE FUNK Estate Syrah. Additional Rocks wines may be added in the future.

Join the Wait List