Skipstone is tucked between two stunning hillsides in the mountains above Alexander Valley. They aspire to perfection in every aspect of their wine growing and estate farming, drawing inspiration from the unparalleled potential and promise of the earth. Uncompromising in their standards of sustainability and treatment of the land, they are committed to nurturing the precious resource that is our 200 acre estate. Blessed by nature, they listen intently to the terroir of our vineyards, and in turn, their wines speak eloquently of their origin.
To Constance and Fahri Diner, Skipstone is more than a winegrowing estate — it is a devoted partnership with the earth. A native of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Fahri speculates that an affinity for the land may be in his blood. Blessed with tranquil olive groves and idyllic Mediterranean sunshine reminiscent of his birthplace, Skipstone inspires in Fahri an instinctive connection to the property. Fahri’s years as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist have given him a striking ability to envision the potential of a property like Skipstone. He believes passionately in Skipstone’s mission to produce wines that rival the quality and artistry of California’s most highly regarded wine estates.
Brian Ball, Estate Manager, joins us this year at TWE.
NanaSteak opened its doors in February 2016 in a newly built space located next to the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) and Aloft Durham Downtown Hotel.
The restaurant boasts a beautiful corner location with abundant natural light. It was designed and built by Jack Moore of Gateway Building Company. In homage to Durham’s long tobacco history, the bar top and tables are inlaid with real tobacco leaves, artfully crafted by Artisan Leaf. With windows into the kitchen on the exterior of the building and in the dining room, passerby’s and diners alike can enjoy a rare glimpse into the heart of the restaurant.
The NanaSteak family is thrilled to be a part of the New Durham movement downtown–the systematic and loving restoration of our great city one block at a time and the revitalization of culture including new shops, bars, restaurants and hotels.