The Hilt is defined by its three maritime influenced vineyards in the southwest corner of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation: Radian, Bentrock and Puerta del Mar. The Old Guard and The Vanguard wines are style-driven expressions. The Vanguard is richly textured, opulent, and velvety, while The Old Guard is all about structure. The Old Guard wines are complex, energetic, taut, and firmly structured. “Guard” is a blended barrel selection of pinot noir or chardonnay in a well-defined style.