Wondering how to make the best Pinot Noir? Plant it where the variety thrives. Our estate vineyards are located in the Russian River Valley and California’s Central Coast, two of the most renowned cool-climate viticultural regions in the world. Each site is home to critical differences in soil, sun exposure, elevation and other variables that contribute to the ultimate character of our wines. Vintage after vintage, we carefully tend to vineyard blocks to create wines that illuminate the exceptional quality of our vines.
Characterized by a warmer climate and a variety of soils, including Arbuckle, gravelly sandy loam and Zamora silty clay loam, this vineyard yields grapes with rich, ripe fruit flavors.
Our extraordinary namesake vineyard was once owned by actor Fred MacMurray, who purchased the land in 1941. Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris vines are grown here in well-drained loam soils.
A foggy, coastal climate and Sebastopol Series soil give us Pinot Noir grapes with bright cherry flavors and supple tannins.
A cool, foggy climate, matched by sandy loam and gravelly clay loam soils, makes this vineyard ideal for Pinot Noir.
This phenomenal site is cool and windy, with clay loam over fractured limestone. The Pinot Noir grapes here deliver classic aromas and flavors of red cherry, cola and raspberry.