Consummate winemaking is both an art and a science. At our vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands, we blend the two disciplines daily to grow first-class grapes. As soon as we finish the harvest, we bring the fruit to our Sonoma County winery where we begin the process of fermentation and aging the very same way. Our wines spend a minimum of 12 to 24 months in barrel. Once bottled, each of our wines ages six to twelve months more before we make it available for purchase.
We release wines three times each year in an order that generally follows each wine’s taste profile or the age of the vine upon which its grapes grew—the same order we would follow if we were doing a horizontal tasting of all our wines in a given setting.
The schedule listed below includes the official dates of successive releases, which we provide to our mailing list customers. Actual shipping dates are typically a bit later, as noted in the newsletter we send out for each season’s release.
Soberanes Vineyard and Santa Lucia Highland Cuvées
The Soberanes Vineyard is situated in the middle of the Santa Lucia Highlands on very rocky land and are accordingly high in minerality. Its elevation ranges from 300 to 700 feet; first plantings took place in 2007. The Santa Lucia Highlands Cuvées, our appellation wines, are a blend drawn from the three vineyards we farm. Produced from estate fruit, these all free-run wines are crafted with the same standards as are our single-vineyard wines, but are selected for earlier release and consumption.
Lucy Rosé of Pinot Noir
Lucia Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands)
Lucia Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands)
Lucia Soberanes Vineyard Chardonnay
Lucia Soberanes Vineyard Pinot Noir
Lucia Soberanes Vineyard Syrah
Garys’ Vineyard is located in the center of the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation and was initially planted in 1997. The sloping hillsides here, which range from 300 to 700 feet above sea level, provide the vines with good sun exposure and an excellent soil profile.
Lucia Garys’ Vineyard Pinot Noir
Lucia Garys’ Vineyard Syrah
First planted by visionary Gary Pisoni in 1982, Pisoni Vineyard is perched high in the Santa Lucia Highlands at elevations from 900 to 1,300 feet. Cooling fog and the rugged topography and rocky soil of this part of the appellation combine beautifully here, allowing us to produce distinguished, impressively structured wines from many individual vineyard blocks.
Pisoni Estate Chardonnay
Pisoni Estate Pinot Noir
Lucia Susan’s Hill Syrah