It’s more than the knowledge of varietals, or how to coax the vines to greatness. It’s more than desire, or passion, or even the blessings of perfect soil, wind and sun. It’s having a winemaker from Bordeaux who takes an artisanal approach to vineyard management. It’s finding the illusive balance of tradition and innovation. More than all of that, it’s an idea the Aquilini’s have always lived by: “We can make 100,000 bottles. Or we can make something special.”