Sierra Madre Vineyard
The histories of Sierra Madre Vineyard and Santa Maria Valley have been entwined for over 30 years. Santa Barbara’s finest winemakers have long prized Sierra Madre Pinot Noir for its earth, mineral, and spice characteristics and its long aging potential.
Situated in one of the Central Coast’s most coveted appellations, the Sierra Madre Vineyard lies near the western edge of Santa Maria Valley, in northern Santa Barbara County. The light-textured, well-drained, sandy-loam soils cultivated here nourish our low-yielding vines to set clusters with small berries, intense with flavor, color and concentration, all essential qualities for top-level wines. Arguably California’s coolest grape growing region, this coastal valley is equally well-suited to both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as cold Pacific air blankets the vineyard each summer afternoon. This natural moderation of heat accumulation slows ripening in the developing grapes, allowing for extended ‘hang-time’ to deliver vibrant fruit character, while retaining crisp, fresh acidity in the resulting wines.
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