Ocean breezes from Monterey Bay cool this northern vineyard, making it ideal for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Winds are lighter at Lone Oak than further south, and fog burns off later in the day. The gentle slopes face east, catching the early morning sun. The site’s ancient Chualar loam soils are rocky, assuring excellent drainage.
- 146 acres
- Climate: Region 1; cool and dry with morning fog and windy afternoons during most of the growing season
- Elevation: 180 to 500 feet above sea level
- Drainage: well-drained rocky sub-soils
- Soil Types: formed from alluvial materials, predominantly Chualar Loam