vineyard

AND VINEYARD

JALAMA CAÑON RANCH

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Planted in the spring of 2008 with dormant vines, the five acres of pinot noir and half an acre of chardonnay bore their first fruits in the 2010 harvest under the label JCR Vineyard. The weather is cooler and harsher than the nearby Santa Rita Hills and the soil changes color and consistency over the vineyard's hillside from sand to clay to limestone. The vineyard rests on southeasterly facing slopes and is sheltered from the strong Pacific Coast winds by the surrounding hills.

Our vineyard thrives in diverse temperatures, cool summer winds and coastal fog. The long growing season, steep hillsides, distinctive soils and low-yielding vines produce the character exclusive to our location. Our estate wines are produced by the same hands that nurture and harvest the vineyard.