While growing grapes in high-elevation vineyards is difficult for both the vintner and the vine, the grapes grown in these elevated sites clearly produce the richest, most intense character and flavors. And taste, after all, is everything.
Our estate vineyards are situated throughout the cool California coastal regions, where our vineyards sit atop mountains, ridges, hillsides and benchlands. From these breathtakingly beautiful sites, our winemakers draw a rich palette of aromas and flavors to handcraft wines of exceptional depth and complexity.
IT’S NOT EASY TO BE CONSIDERED “COASTAL”. ACCORDING TO OUR FOUNDER, DID YOU KNOW APPROXIMATELY...
- 85% of California's vineyards are considered inland
- 15% of California's vineyards are classified as coastal
- And only 5% of those coastal vineyards are found on mountains, ridges, benchlands and hillsides
Just north of Napa and surrounding Clear Lake, the largest natural lake in California, Lake County is known for its high-altitude wine production.
Located directly north of Sonoma County and about 90 miles (145km) from San Francisco, Mendocino County is bounded by the Coast Mountain Range, the Pacific Ocean, and the great northern redwood forests.
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Napa Valley, Sonoma County is blessed with a versatile landscape which is strongly influenced by maritime variations.
The Napa Valley is a slim region tucked in between the Mayacamas and the Vaca Mountain Ranges.
Monterey is considered one of the state’s premier American Viticulture Areas for cool-climate varieties including Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Located just 90 miles north from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara is one of the most unique wine regions along the California Coast.