Great wines begin in great vineyards. Each season as we walk the vineyards, we realized how our wine exemplifies the intersection of the true potential of incredible Sonoma Coast terroirs, our clones and passion for winemaking. As the growing season progresses our constant vigil of walking the rows and monitoring the progress of the vines helps us to determine the perfect moment to harvest our fruit.


Vineyard Profile: Gap's Crown Vineyard

Sonoma Coast AVA

GAP'S CROWN VINEYARD is located on the western slope of Sonoma Mountain. We have selected three clones of Pinot Noir that we feel exemplify the rich minerality, soils and cool weather from the Petaluma Gap. This vineyard is pristinely maintained. At harvest, Rickey works the night picks alongside the crew. Armed with blue shop towels, she ensures that each macro bin is clean and dry before the fruit arrives. Leaves are painstakingly pulled along with any botrytised fruit.

AT-A-GLANCE:


Manager: Atlas Vineyard Management

Vineyard: Gap's Crown

Clones: 777, swan, 828

Vineyard age: Planted from 2002 to 2005

Site: Located in the Petaluma Gap region; West facing hillside of Sonoma Mountain; multiple exposures.

Soils: Goulding Cobbley Loam

Yield: 2.3 tons/acre



Vineyard Profile: Petersen Vineyard

Sonoma Coast AVA

PETERSEN VINEYARD located in the northern reaches of the Petaluma Gap. We have selected two clones of Pinot Noir that we feel exemplify the rich minerality, soils and cool weather from the this region. This vineyard is pristinely maintained and utilizes falconry based pest control.

AT-A-GLANCE:


Manager: Petersen Family

Vineyard: Petersen

Clones: 115, 667

Vineyard age: Planted in 1996

Site: Located in the Petaluma Gap region.

Soils: Goldridge Sandy Loam

Yield: 2.3 tons/acre