Pisoni Vineyards: Embraced by Fog

A discussion of Pinot Noir in California almost inexplicably involves the influence of the majestic fog we have dancing through the vines. Regardless of how many times we see and live the views of this fog, it always brings an impressive beauty as it weaves around the mountainsides with such inspiring grace.

Block by Block: Farming Pisoni Vineyards

The twelve blocks that constitute the family’s forty acres lie at different altitudes and stretch across a dynamic and changing topography. To varying degrees, these vineyards are windswept and fog-laden. But what makes their collective picturesqueness at once rewarding and demanding to cultivate is the diversity of their soils and microclimates.

A Soberanes Vineyard Expression of Minerality

It is not easy to determine exactly how must and soil minerals interact to produce the elusive mineral finish so prized in winemaking. But the fact remains that once fermented, the fruits of Soberanes Vineyard—its Chardonnay, but also its Pinot Noir and Syrah—consistently display this character.