Our abiding passion for balanced yet expressive wines begins in our vineyards, which perch on the benches and hills that frame Monterey County’s Salinas Valley. The valley is framed by Gabilan Mountains on the east, and the Santa Lucia Mountains on the west. Our vineyards are mostly on the lower slopes, between 300 feet-500 feet above the valley floor, within the path of the prevailing winds being funneled in from Monterey Bay.
Panorama Vineyard, Arroyo Seco
High density planting makes high density wines. As the largest, single, high-density planting in North America, close spacing forces vines to compete for water and nutrients, resulting in wines with heightened aromatics, greater concentration and more complexity.
Rincon, Clark & Hacienda Vineyards
In order to capture the nuanced characteristic of Monterey’s terroir the Rincon, Clark and Hacienda vineyards are spread across the Salinas Valley. Elements derived from each vineyard’s unique locale are combined to bring our bright and expressive wines to life.