The Vineyard is a dramatic site that offers a panorama of surrounding mountains, valleys and coastline.
The Coastview Vineyard is located in the Gabilan Mountains on the east side of the Salinas Valley, on an exposed ridge top between 2200 and 2400 feet of elevation. Just under 30 acres of this convoluted 2600 acre property are under vine with plantings of Syrah, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cinq Cepage of Bordeaux varietals. It is a testament to the vineyard that it can ripen such different varietals in a consistent and exceptional manner.
The Vineyard is a dramatic site that offers a panorama of surrounding mountains, valleys and coastline. We farm this vineyard with a focus on sustainability and low impact to maximize its ability to express terroir. Pygmy Sheep graze the native grasses in and around the Vineyard. Water to sustain the vines through the dry summer months is sequestered from artesian springs in lined ponds.
The Vineyard soils are shallow and low vigor with layers of decomposed granite, substantial limestone component and thin top soils. The cooling breeze blowing in off the Monterey Bay moderates the warm days with cool night temperatures. This exposed ridge top vineyard has in abundant, unencumbered sunlight, driving even and consistent ripening. The warm days and cool nights allow for long hang times that result in perfect conditions for ripe fruit flavors and elegant acidity.