Towering 1200 feet above Silicon Valley, on steep south-facing slopes of gravelly loam and fractured Franciscan shale, lies the historic Mountain Winery Vineyard. Originally planted to vines by the Burgundian Paul Masson at the turn of the 20th century with vines he brought back from France, this site is ground zero
for fine wine in California. Replanted in 2004 to vine material from the historic vineyard, we thrill in rediscovering the origins of the legend through this wine.
This Chardonnay has striking aroma of orange blossom and a beautiful mineral impression framed by a zingy acidity that is at once both refreshing and profound.
From a steep and rocky shale site just a few miles from the ocean near the town of La Honda yields fruit of stunning quality.
Made from Grenache vines grown on the steep slopes and shallow, gravelly soils of historic Bates Ranch overlooking Mt. Madonna. The fruit went direct to press after sorting and was fermented in stainless steel.
The wine exhibits aromas of Santa Rosa plum, peach blossom, and dried sweet herb on the nose. On the palate, it has a crisp, mouthwatering structure with a complex and long mineral finish that will keep you coming back for more.
Hailing from the historic Santa Clara Valley AVA, whole-cluster pressed Sauvignon Blanc grapes yield a charming wine with aromas of guava and passion fruit and a crisp citrusy finish.
This collaboration of family businesses rooted in the Santa Cruz Mountains is about the confluence of people and place. At Sandar & Hem we create delicious and complex wines with a strong sense of place, and are delighted to connect through our community with The Forest Feast. The Forest Feast cookbooks artfully share simple recipes that celebrate local, seasonal produce. We come together to celebrate and inspire unique stories that build community around the table.
Aromas of citrus zest and flint open up to green apple, Meyer lemon curd, and almond blossom. The palate is focused, taught, and chalky.
Bates Ranch is another one of our favorite sites and has been farmed by the Bates family for four generations. This historic site is on a rocky slope facing Mount Madonna near Watsonville and our fruit comes from two adjacent blocks including a beautiful old-vine block planted in the early 1970s. The destemmed whole-berry fruit was fermented and aged for 22 months in French Oak.
For the 2019 vintage, this is a lighter Cabernet of finesse, with a pure and elegant profile with classic Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernet notes of currants, balsam fir, chaparral, and spring flowers. Complex, layered and balanced, with fine tannins, it stays graceful and pure on the palate with great transparency and length.
Planted on steep east-facing slopes of gravelly loam and decomposed sandstone, the Bozzo Gulch Vineyard lies at 700 feet above the San Francisco Bay. The Chardonnay vines benefit from warm days and ocean breeze-cooled nights, yielding a balanced wine with pure fruit, refreshing acidity, and compelling mineral mouthfeel.
Enjoy the tastes of summer! Perfect to chill and sip with friends on the patio or by the pool.
2022 Bates Ranch Grenache Rosé, 2021 Mountain Winery Chardonnay, 2022 Triolo Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
A great way to enjoy the spectrum of our offerings. This 6 pack includes our: 2022 Bates Ranch Grenache Rosé, 2021 Mountain Winery Chardonnay, 2021 LeBoeuf Vineyard Chardonnay, 2022 Triolo Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2021 Mindego Ridge Pinot Noir, 2019 Bates Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon. You can have it all!
2022 Bates Ranch Grenache Rosé is a great bottle to bring to any gathering, and makes a perfect host gift. With this 6 pack you will always have something wonderful to share.
Made from Grenache vines grown on the steep slopes and shallow, gravelly soils of historic Bates Ranch overlooking Mt. Madonna. The fruit went direct to press after sorting and was fermented in stainless steel. The wine exhibits aromas of Santa Rosa plum, peach blossom, and dried sweet herb on the nose. On the palate, it has a crisp, mouthwatering structure with a complex and long mineral finish that will keep you coming back for more.
Taste through the Santa Cruz Mountains terroir with our sampling of Chardonnays. We consider these to be the most transparent of our wines, reflecting the unique beauty of each vineyard site. This shipment includes:
2021 Mountain Winery Vineyard Chardonnay 2021 LeBoeuf Vineyard Chardonnay 2020 Bozzo Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay 2020 Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay
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