Our name, Adastra, comes from a phrase and sentiment beloved of Naomi Thorpe's father: Per aspera, ad astra which translates to Through striving, to the stars. The pervasive spirit at Adastra is one of continuous improvement.
At Adastra, Chris Thorpe, Edwin Richards, and the Adastra team grow wine grapes on their 12 acre CCOF-certified organic estate vineyard in the Napa Valley Carneros region. Pam Starr has been Adastra's winemaking consultant since 1997.
Our total production seldom exceeds 1,500 cases per year of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot and Chardonnay. When the stars are aligned, we are able to produce our ultra-premium Proximus Pinot Noir and Proximus Merlot.
Most of our wine is sold directly from our winery to wine club members and friends from around the world.