Carneros became an official American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1983, its unique characteristics based on climate and on its geographic features – the Pacific Ocean, the Coast Mountain Ranges and the San Francisco Bay – that affect the region’s terroir and put a distinctive stamp on its grapes.

Located north of San Pablo Bay, straddling both Napa and Sonoma Counties, the combination of misty mornings, foggy afternoons and breezes from the bay makes the climate in Carneros cooler and more moderate than the wine regions further north in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley.

We have been sourcing our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit from selected growers in Carneros for the last decade and we are always thrilled with the intense, complex and subtle nuanced flavors in the resulting wines.