Vineyard: Many wineries make wine from Gary Pisoni's vineyard. Here's a Wines & Vines article
specifically on the vineyard.From Kosta Browne Winery
Perched at an altitude of 1,300 feet, Pisoni FALL Vineyard, the brain child of Gary Pisoni, overlooks the Salinas Valley to the east. People told Gary grapes would never grow in this location. The determined Gary proved them all worng and has successfully displayed what the site can produce in the world-class wine coming from this special place. Because the valley opens to Monterey Bay, cold fog intrudes from the Pacific Ocean, blanketing the valley on a daily basis. The fog and prevailing ocean winds make the mountain estate one of the coolest growing regions in the state. The 45 vineyard acres at Pisoni Vineyard are divided into small blocks that follow the contours of the mountains. The lean, decomposed-granite soils are very well drained, stressing the vines and forcing their roots deep into the earth in search of water and nutrients. More than 85% of the land remains in its natural state of native grasses, Coastal Live Oaks and prolific wildlife. In 2008, we were generously offered two and a quarter tons of fruit from this highly coveted vineyard. In 2009 we received just a bit more. We have a wonderful relationship with the Pisoni family and are honored to work with their prized vineyard and look forward to making this wine for many years to come.
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