Wines from the Mountains Less than 1% of the Earth’s surface can produce exceptional wines. These rare sites share the balance of ripening sun with cooling air, resulting either from latitude, proximity to the sea (as with our Poseidon Vineyard), or elevation. Of the three, wines of elevation are perhaps the most rare and create dense, delicious wines.
Vines along the ridge Planted along a ridge at the highest part of the Mayacamas Mountains, 105 acres of our Obsidian Ridge Vineyard rise from 2,300' to 2,640' in elevation and range from 5 to 20% slopes. The contours of the mountainside influence how we prune, water, balance the canopy, and pick the fruit—shaping literally every aspect of how we farm and vinify.