This is the Something Special Dream Team of winemakers Jack Roberts, formerly of Matthiasson, and Johanna Jensen of Scholium Project and Broc Cellars. Their approach is an old-world style of winemaking, with the least amount of manipulation and plenty of age-worthiness in the bottle.
Clearly, the respect for history resides in many aspects with Keep – from its name, harking back to the moat and keep that remains of the 11th Century Beaverton Castle in Gloucestershire, England where Roberts’ father was born, to the castle’s crest on the bottle. In Middle English it was the kype, or barrel, in which the most treasured possessions, especially the wine, was safely stored.
The Yount Mill vineyard in which Keep’s Pinot Meunier grapes are grown is on a historic, majestic, five-generation vineyard that is certified organic, with undervine cultivation and no use of systemic pesticides.