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
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.