Location: Ballard Canyon, Santa Ynez Valley

The Larner Vineyard is acknowledged as one of the top vineyards on the Central Coast, and one of the best vineyards for Rhone varietal growth in America. UC Davis graduate Michael Larner farms the property with his family, and since 2001, they have contributed fruit to various point-score grabbing efforts from multiple winemakers. Located in the western-most reaches of the AVA, Larner is one of the coldest and most heavily marine-influenced properties in Santa Ynez Valley, and features a diverse soil series of decomposed granite, gneiss, schist, basalt and clay loam...


Location: Arroyo Grande Valley

Rancho Arroyo Grande is located at the head of Arroyo Grande Valley, just 13 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Its 3,400 acres of sloping hillsides, woodlands, pastures and vineyards are bordered by the mountain ranges of Los Padres National Forest. The climate is moderate and uniquely suited to this vineyard due to the combined effects of the mountains and the coastal maritime influence. The soils are exceptional. Evolved from uplifted ancient sea beds, the soils at Rancho Arroyo Grande abound with fossilized seashells – an attribute shared by some of the world’s great vineyards...


Location: Santa Ynez Valley

This 1,400 acre parcel of land was purchased in the spring of 1999. The initial 250 acre block was completed and produced its first crop in harvest 2003. Located in the Santa Ynez Valley, the warmer climates and loam soils of this site shows great potential for producing fully ripened, mature fruit.


Location: Santa Barbara County

This site is a pioneering effort in the development of high elevation vineyards in Santa Barbara County. At 3,200 feet above sea-level, the vineyards are planted in well-drained soils that are particularly well-suited to viticulture, and consist primarily of fine, sandy loam. The Cuyama Valley climate has consistently warm days with gentle breezes created by continental air masses late in the afternoon, and cold nights due to weak down-valley breezes. With a temperature that can vary as much as 50 degrees in one day, the climate is particularly well suited to Bordeaux and Rhone varietals.


Location: Ballard Canyon, Santa Ynez Valley

John Belfy planted Tierra Alta in 2000. The site is one of the best locations for the Rhone varietals in Santa Barbara County. Tierra Alta is the steepest vineyard located in Ballard Canyon. The soils are rich with limestone that stresses the vines into producing intense dark fruit. The vineyard is all hand farmed and is cropped to levels of about 2.5 tons per acre.


Location: Ballard Canyon, Santa Ynez Valley

Located in the Ballard Canyon AVA, directly across the street from the Tierra Alta Vineyard where we source Syrah from.


Location: San Luis Obispo County

Located inside California’s Central Coast A.V.A., just outside the Santa Maria Valley AVA, San Luis Obispo County is located roughly midway between San Jose and Los Angeles. In the Alamo Creek Valley, fast-draining, cobblestoneladen soils result in complex, earthy wines with a distinctive mineral component.


Location: Sta. Rita Hills

John Sebastiano is a newer vineyard on the eastern side of Sta. Rita Hills with a variety of microclimates, planted in 2007, it's named for the vineyards two proprietors, John Wagner and Sebastian Sterpa. The vineyard has 150 acres planted, of which 104 acres are Pinot Noir composed of 48 distinct and unique situations. John Sebastiano Vineyard is located on the extreme Eastern edge of the Santa Rita Hills appellation, as such, it is in a warmer part of the valley. Soils here are clay-loam underlaid by limestone, and vary greatly in depth due to the nature of the slopes and swales...