Purpose. Property. Process.


 

Purpose

We aim to produce an American Pinot Noir that holds its own alongside the best French Burgundies. 

Property

Pescadero Creek Vineyard lies on the southwest slope of a 110-acre ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Five miles from the sea and straddling the fog line, warm days and cool nights yield small berries, deep color, and intense flavor. The two-acre vineyard is planted 5000 vines in the highest quality, lowest yield Burgundian clones matched to the European root stock most complimentary to the unique growing conditions of the Pescadero Creek micro climate.  The first half-acre of vines was planted in 2001.  Based on promising early returns, a second half-acre was planted in 2003.  A final acre was planted in 2008. 

Read more about the geology of our vineyard here.

Process

Craftsmanship permeates the annual cycle from winter pruning through handcrafted wine making and the personalized numbering of each bottle.  We emulate the best French Burgundies through aggressive pruning and thinning, removal of all but perfect clusters during harvest, a prolonged cold-soak process to extract color and flavor and aging in 3-year old French oak barrels. While still retaining these practices, we are striving to embrace our wine’s unique color and body.