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Vineyards

Vineyards

Our goal is to produce compelling white wines... to do that we need great fruit.

Not having a home vineyard means we are free to source grapes from any of the great vineyards along the entire California Coast, and select vineyards optimal for each of the varieties we use. Our wines carry a generic California Appellation designation to reflect this freedom. Our home base, Paso Robles, is a bit too warm for many white varieties, but the California Coast includes an unbelievable diversity of microclimates, ranging from very hot to quite cool, and a similar range of soil types. So we did our homework, studied the climatic conditions in top wine growing regions around the world, and then mentally cast a 400-mile net, encompassing everything from the Santa Cruz Mountains in the north to Santa Barbara in the south. We sought input from colleagues, spoke with growers, and walked a lot of vineyards.

Monochrome Wines Paso Robles, CA handful of white grapes
Over various vintages, we have sourced our fruit from the following vineyards:
Albariño: Plum Orchard Lane Vineyard (Templeton Gap AVA)
Chardonnay: Donnachadh (formerly Stowaway) Vineyard (Sta. Rita Hills AVA)
Chenin Blanc: Jurassic Park Vineyard (Santa Ynez Valley AVA)
Grenache Blanc: G2 Vineyard (Willow Creek District, Paso Robles AVA)
Marsanne: Griva Vineyard (Arroyo Seco AVA), Windrock Vineyard (Central Coast AVA), Camp 4 Vineyard (Santa Ynez Valley AVA)
Roussanne: Zaca Mesa Vineyard (Santa Ynez Valley AVA), Windrock Vineyard (Central Coast AVA)
Sauvignon Blanc: Crown Point Vineyard, McGinley Vineyard (Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA)
Viognier: Shokrian (formerly Verna’s) Vineyard (Santa Barbara County AVA), Windrock Vineyard (Central Coast AVA)