JOHN SEBASTIANO VINEYARD

Location: Sta. Rita Hills

Varietal: Pinot Noir

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. Situated on steep slopes that face directly west and into the winds that blow in off the Pacific Ocean limits yields resulting in concentrated flavors.