Designated by our burgundy label, this is the Hames Valley appellation, known for long, warm days that make this an ideal area for sun-loving reds. This region produces balanced, full-bodied wines of intensity, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot.
Our burgundy labeled wines come from our warm climate Region IV vineyards.
Located at the southern tip of the Salinas Valley, just across the border from San Luis Obispo County, Hames Valley Vineyard is flanked by the Santa Lucia Range to the west and the rugged Gabilan to the east. Sheltered from afternoon winds, Hames Valley has the widest diurnal temperature swing in Monterey County (up to 50°F). It is an ideal locale for big, tannic reds like Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Tannat, Malbec, Mourvèdre, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Cão.
The organically farmed, 86-acre White Flower Vineyard is snuggled against the grass-covered foothills of the Hames Valley AVA at the southern tip of Monterey County. The site features alluvial soils (sandstone, shale, slate, limestone and schist) dotted with rocks that sparkle like white flowers in the hot afternoon sun. The site is planted primarily to Petite Sirah (80.85 acres) accompanied by a block of Cabernet Sauvignon (5.42 acres). Although this property is newly planted, it has the potential to be one of the premier vineyards in California for organic Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon.