Great wine indeed starts from the ground up, but to understand what makes Dynamis wines so unique, you have to dig a bit deeper—into the formation of the mountain where our grapes are grown. Millions of years ago, geological events and tectonic shifts that formed the Blue Ridge Mountains also created weathered deposits such as Schist and Gneiss. Over time, the gravelly sandy clay loam with cobblestone sediments naturally developed ideal drainage for our vines, today producing grapes teeming with highly concentrated colors and bold flavors.
More dense than slate, Schist is a firm, crystalline rock with layers of minerals that can flake off easily yet retain enough heat to produce big, powerful wines rich in minerality and robust flavor. Fun Fact: Portugal’s Douro Valley and the Priorat wine region of Catalonia, Spain, are renowned for their schist soils that produce dry red blends.
Formed from volcanic or schist soil, it has wavy bands that look similar to granite. The rigid composite and infertile soil make it ideal for drainage and grape-growing.
Perfection. Grounded in Mother Nature.
Our mountainous rocky soil, overflowing in rich mineral deposits, infuse our grapes with bold, juicy flavors that translate into world premium wines.