POE Wines, Samantha Sheehan

California, Napa




Winemaker Samantha Sheehan founded POE in 2009 after being inspired by the wines she tasted in Burgundy and Champagne. Her goal is not to replicate Burgundy, but rather create alluring, vineyard specific, age-worthy wines revealing the beautiful terroir of California. There is minimal intervention, judicious use of sulfur, and never any additives. Many of her vineyards are certified organic; those that are not, Samantha practices organic farming techniques on the rows she uses for her wines.

Based in Napa, POE produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, rosé, and traditional Champagne method sparkling wines. Each wine is made in limited quantities. Samantha works to source her wines from select vineyards throughout Northern California, including Ferrington Vineyard in Alexander Valley, the high elevation Manchester Ridge in Mendocino, and van der Kamp Vineyard at the top of Sonoma Mountain, which contains some of the oldest plantings of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier in the state. 

Additionally, Samantha produces Ultraviolet Cabernet Sauvignon as an homage to the California climate where she grew up and a pure expression of fruit ripened under the California sun. Not to be overlooked, Samantha’s Mommenpop project produces small quantities of artisanal California vermouth.


Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Van Der Kamp Pinot Noir Pinot Noir Loam - Volcanic Tuff - Streambed Organic
Ferrington Chardonnay Chardonnay Clay - Sandstone Organic
Manchester Ridge Chardonnay Chardonnay Flinty Limestone Organic
Manchester Ridge Rose Pinot Noir - Pinot Meunier Loam - Volcanic Tuff - Streambed Organic
Van Der Kamp Pinot Meunier Pinot Meunier Loam - Volcanic Tuff - Streambed Organic
Ultra Violet Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvugnon - Cabernet Franc Organic