Riverbench Vineyard was planted in 1973 as one of the Santa Maria Valley’s first vineyards. Originally, the vineyard consisted of 220 acres of Chardonnay and 55 acres of Pinot Noir, and in 2007, we added an additional 37 acres of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Viognier. In the coming years these selections will be available through the tasting room.
Our goal remains to produce the highest quality grapes in our vineyards, resulting in unparalleled wine quality. Riverbench is committed to sustainable winegrowing practices that are environmentally sound, socially equitable, and economically feasible. Keeping these sustainable practices in mind, we not only produce a superior product, but we are able to help protect the environment, conserve natural resources, maintain the long-term viability of our vineyard, and support the economic and social well-being of our employees.
The first vintage included both Estate and Reserve versions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Since then, our portfolio has increased to include new interpretations of these noble varietals. All Riverbench wines are made in limited quantities, and are available exclusively through our Tasting Room.
Principal varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Winemaker: Clarissa Nagy
6020 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria
daily 10am to 4pm
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