The Grapes

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Lucky Well Vineyard, just outside of Occidental, Ca in the Sonoma Coast AVA.

32 Winds sources just the right grapes for our premier wine collection. Our wines share a theme of fresh fruit reflective of the varietal flavors inherent in the grape.

Diamond Mountain (Cabernet)

Diamond Mountain is located in the Mayacamas Range in the northeastern side of Napa Valley. Because of the high elevation of this area, the vineyards are allowed to grow and ripen without the influences of the fog that typically covers the valley floor during the growing season. The vineyard is over 30 years old and planted in rocky volcanic soil and consequently produces a low volume of high quality fruit; a much more concentrated, powerful intense fruit – exactly what you need for a great cabernet.

 

Hirsch Vineyard (Pinot Noir)

The Hirsch vineyard is located on a rugged ridge close to the Pacific Ocean at an elevation of 1500 feet, in a zone above the marine fog, in the westernmost part of the Sonoma Coast AVA. The Hirsch vineyard is recognized as one of the premier sites for Pinot Noir in the Americas. The high elevation vineyard sees approximately 14 hours of sun versus 10 hours at below the fogline, thus allowing long hours of unmitigated sunlight late in the season when tannins are evolving.

 

Lucky Well Vineyard (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay)

The Lucky Well Vineyard was planted in the fall of 2007 by Ulises Valdez to our specifications. The vineyard itself lies in the rolling hills 3 miles to the north of Occidental and just a few miles inland from the Pacific Ocean on the “true” Sonoma Coast. The vineyard is ideally located above the fog line to maximize sunlight for ripening, but in a cool enough location to ensure a long growing season – a perfect example why Sonoma Coast produces such fine Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. It is an organically dry-farmed vineyard with tightly planted vines, planted to the shot-Wente clone.

 

Hudson Vineyard (Chardonnay)

The Hudson Vineyard is located in the rolling hills of the Carneros, adjacent to the San Pablo Bay (southern tip of where Sonoma County meets Napa valley). It was founded in the 1980’s by Lee Hudson and is widely considered one of the grand cru sites in Carneros. The proximity to the fog and breezes from the bay makes the climate in Los Carneros cooler than surrounding areas, the perfect environment in which to grow Chardonnay.

 

Sonoma Stage Vineyard (Pinot Noir “Maestro”)

Sonoma Stage Vineyard is located at the southern tip of the Sonoma Coast appellation near the Stage Gulch Road between Petaluma and Carneros. This is a windswept site with cool maritime influences and boasts a very low yield of intensely flavored fruit. Sonoma Stage Vineyard is organically farmed and planted to the heritage clones of Swan and Calera.