Located in the Santa Maria Valley about 15 miles east of the Pacific ocean, Presqui’le vineyard sits on ancient sand dunes. These sandy soils create elegant wines with high aromatics and minerality. The maritime influence is responsible for cool foggy nights, and warm, but not hot, days, providing a long, slow ripening period, perfect for Pinot Noir.
Bien Nacido Vineyard
Originally planted in 1973, Bien Nacido is one of the most famous vineyard sites in California. Long hang time on the vine, morning fog and cool afternoon temperatures, combined with sandy loam, alluvial and shale soils, make wonderfully balanced, dense, complex and flavorful wines.