This vineyard, first planted in 1974, boasts eastern exposure above the fog line for a long growing season.  Originally planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Smith was re-planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This warmer vineyard experiences less windy conditions than adjacent Doctor’s Vineyard.

Vineyard Specifications:
  • 131 acres
  • Climate: Region I; cool and dry, with morning fog and windy afternoons during most of the growing season.
  • Elevation: 590 to 1,280 feet above sea level
  • Drainage: well-drained rocky sub-soils
  • Soil Types: formed from alluvial materials, predominately Chualar Loam, with pockets of Placentia Sandy Loam and Arroyo Seco Gravelly Sandy Loam.