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.