General Information

Jesus and Patricia’s two acre vineyard was planted in 1999 on drought resistant rootstock in medium depth mixed loam and volcanic soils to a field blend of approximately 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot. The same combination of cool ocean air and plentiful sunshine that has created some of California’s most balanced Pinot Noirs, has proven that it can ripen the Bordeaux varietals if planted in just the right spot. The mild and extended growing season allows the grapes to reach a deep maturity of color and flavor at lower alcohol levels, while maintaining a natural acidity that will keep this wine fresh for years and years, reflecting back to a classic era of California Cabernet.


Jesus and Patricia do all of the farming by hand at this tiny property. They farm organically and spray only once or twice a year.  They are currently weaning the vineyard off of irrigation, watering only once a summer, with an eye towards dry farming within the next couple years.