Our Vineyards

We planted our vineyard ten years ago on a lovely eastern ridge overlooking the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County. Our Bordeaux cloned vines matured and adapted to the thin rocky soils, hilly terrain and blustering winds. The winds and heat reduce the need for frequent spraying of the vines. Ground varmints are trapped rather than poisoned. Our resident barn owls help in this process.

Sage and oak trees surround the vineyard. We live in harmony with quail, roadrunners, bobcat, an occasional mountain lion, coyote, deer, rabbits and other wildlife tucked under the surrounding chaparral. This is our concept of sustainable farming and we are committed to it. We believe the grapes prosper and benefit from this natural setting.

On October 14, 2014 we had the opportunity to fly over our estate in a helicopter! Here are two views at 500 feet.
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