The chosen day for the grape harvest is always important. This is when the flavor and juice composition is set. For chardonnay, this day is also when the fruit is pressed—a critical step that sets the stage for its future life in the winery.
Vineyard manager Mark Pisoni also oversees the vegetable farm founded by his grandparents, Eddie and Jane Pisoni. The March issue of Vegetables West shares details and inspirations for the multi-generational farm.
Every year at Pisoni, we honor the rugged, windswept slopes of the Santa Lucia Highlands where Gary first began planting grapes in 1982. Lucia wines represent the exploration we do through winemaking and farming in this beautiful region.
Making distinguished wine requires patience, a wealth of good choices, and an eye on the far horizon rather than the near distance. Follow along on the inspirational moment of planting grapevines and embarking on the multi-generational journey.