arneros is one of the handful of regions in California able to bring such grapes as Chardonnay and the finicky Pinot Noir to proper maturity. Its position at the top of San Pablo Bay makes Carneros – along with the Russian River Valley, coastal Sonoma and the Central Coast – a prime area for the production of wines with graceful elegance and specific regional character.
Subjected daily to foggy mornings, low rainfall, rocky well–drained soil and the constant cooling winds from the adjacent San Francisco Bay, Carneros vines enjoy an unusually long growing season. These vines produce some of the most intensely flavored fruit in Northern California. The star varietals of the region are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay but the diverse soils and cooler climate produce intensely rich Merlot and Syrah.
While the Carneros climate provides an amazing array of flavors and textures, it is in the winery where this palette of flavors is truly expressed. We are fortunate that our vineyards are in the heart of one of the most celebrated appellations in the world. Each and every step of our winemaking process is designed to articulate the exceptional character of Carneros fruit.