Spear Vineyard, STA. RITA HILLS
Spear is one of the newest and most compelling sites in the Sta. Rita Hills. Planted in 2014 and farmed organically by Ofer Shepher, its northern border and steep north facing slopes hug Highway 246. Its varied elevation of up to 900 ft, and soils of clay loam with chert and limestone as well as fine-grained sand make it a rarity in the appellation. Certified organic.
Pelio Vineyard, MONTEREY
Pelio is located next to Albatross Ridge, northwest of the Carmel Valley appellation of Monterey. Planted in 2003 at 1,000 ft and six miles from Monterey Bay, this site is truly on the edge of viticulture. Clay loam is littered with diatomaceous shale, evidence this area was under the sea until about 12 million years ago. Organically farmed.
Rodnick Farm, CHALONE/GABILAN MOUNTAINS
First planted in ‘86 in the Chalone appellation of the Gabilan Mountains, east of the Salinas Valley and in the shadow of the Pinnacles National Monument at 1600-1900 ft. Decomposed granite and limestone soils in this high desert climate create a compelling terroir for growing earthy, structure-driven wines. Organically farmed.
Coastview Vineyard, GABILAN MOUNTAINS
Located on a ridgetop at 2200-2400 ft in the Gabilan Mountains, Coastview is one of the most dramatic sites on the Central Coast. Thin soils of decomposed granite and limestone are planted to chardonnay, pinot noir, syrah, and grenache. Organically farmed.
Cortada Alta Vineyard, SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS
Planted in 2014 by the late John Peterson, at 1100-1600 ft is the highest elevation site in the Santa Lucia Highlands. On many days this stunning site is right at the fog line, and its well drained mountain soils are composed of granitic sandy loam with some calcareous content. Organically farmed.
Escolle Vineyard, SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS
Located in the northern section of the Santa Lucia Highlands, an 18 mile-long northeast facing bench in the windswept Salinas Valley. The mountainside appellation divides the Santa Lucia mountain range to the west from the Salinas Valley floor to the east. Incredibly cool climate thanks to nearby Monterey Bay, the pairing of granitic loam and new graftings of gamay noir at Escolle is an SLH renaissance.
Gali Vineyard, SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS
Gali is located in the Corralitos subregion of the southern SCM. At the low elevation of 400 ft and approximately six miles from the ocean, this is one of the coolest sites in our lineup. Soils are clay loam weathered from sandstone and shale, formed on ancient submarine terraces. In conversion to organics.
Nelson Vineyard, SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS
Located in the Summit subregion of the SCM, Nelson was planted in ‘99 after spending 30 years as a Christmas tree farm best known for silvertip firs, a variety that thrives at higher elevations. At 1700 feet, the vines growing in sandy loam and chunky sandstone are surrounded by redwoods and firs. Organically farmed.