Kessler Haak Vineyard is in one of the colder microclimates in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.
Planted in 2005, soils in the vineyard vary from sandy to sandy loam with patches of clay loam. Seven Pinot Noir clones are planted across 27 acres of the vineyard’s rolling hillsides. Although the site is not a certified organic vineyard, vineyard practices are strictly organic. The farming approach strives for balance, harmony and co-existence between the vines and plant, animal and insect populations.
“Every vineyard and every vintage is like a song that’s been written and that needs to be sung – it just needs a voice.” – SC
With fifteen acres planted to Pinot Noir in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills, Machado Vineyard is adjacent to Clos Pepe and immediately behind the recently planted Kessler-Haak vineyard – sharing a fence line. A gorgeous rolling terrain with sandy clay loam soils marks the site.
“There’s the voice of the vineyard, there’s the voice of the grape, there’s the voice of the clone, there’s the voice of the winemaker, there’s the voice of the vintage.” – SC
Quinta Del Mar
Quinta del Mar’s vineyard employs sustainable practices that further quality by following the practice of Holistic Agriculture, where the grower pays close attention to the physical, chemical and biological aspects of the vine.
Located in the southern tip of San Luis Obispo County, Quinta del Mar is comprised of 20 acres of South sloping ground at the base of the Nipomo hills planted in 2003. The vineyard is planted to Pinot Noir Dijon clones 115 and 777. Positioned only 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the vineyard enjoys a significant marine influence with fog in the mornings and sunny afternoons.
“Let the wine be the defining moment.” – SC
Sta. Rita Hills
One of the coolest climates on the west coast, Sta. Rita Hills also enjoys the longest growing season, making this a veritable paradise for Pinot Noir. The hills in this AVA run east to west which allows the fog and cool ocean breezes from the Pacific Ocean easy access to the vineyards assisting with respiration. This topography, coupled with the naturally, rocky earth, create a an unusually ideal climate and terrain for Pinot Noir grapes.
“Born from a love for both wine and music, I wanted to allow La Voix to explore all the sensory and emotional stimulations that are shared by both mediums.” – SC