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Monterey County


Monterey Viticultural Map


The grapes for our coastal program come from cool climate grapes grown at the Arroyo Loma Vineyard in King City within Monterey by famed Central Coast grower Steve McIntyre. The vineyard is sustainable and farmed organically, but not certified. Mornings are dotted with coastal fog which balance the days with cold mornings. We pick the grapes when very ripe. When fully developed, we pick the grapes in the morning when the vineyard is cool and the grapes are cold. This makes it a little challenging to sort them at 7am on the crush pad, but worth the effort. We go direct to press with the grapes and press right away with minimal skin contact. The Chardonnay grapes are picked cool at night, whole cluster pressed and barrel fermented on the natural lees and put through 100% malo-lactic. The Pinot is comprised of three Dijon Clones: 115, 667 and Pomard 4.