VOLUME 9, ISSUE 24
May 5, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Cork Dork Etude: Inspired Wines of the Carneros the Gardener: Got Organic Grapes? Bravium: Relish the Acidity Rivers-Marie: 2010 & 2011 Reflect the Challenges of Farming on the Edge Dunstan Wines from Durell Vineyard Foursight Wines: Family Excels with Pinot COBB Wines: No Wine Before Its Time Sips of Pinot: Wines Tasted Recently Rosé and Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines Pinot Briefs
Edna Valley Vineyard
Edna Valley Vineyard is a joint venture of Paragon Vineyard (at 1,200 acres, more than half of the vineyard acreage in the Edna Valley AVA) and Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines. The vineyard is planted to Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Syrah. The original plantings date to 1973 and a replanting program is ongoing with new trellising systems, reorientation of the rows, improved drainage and replanting varieties that are appropriate for the different parts of the vineyard. The site has a marked maritime influence and the resulting growing season is quite long.
Winemaker Harry Hansen came to Edna Valley Vineyard in 2001 from Gloria Ferrer. The emphasis has been on Chardonnay but recently the winery is sourcing Pinot Noir from Edna Ranch which allow expansion of production.
Two Pinot Noirs are offered: Edna Valley Vineyard Paragon from six clones located on a gravelly hillside location and Edna Valley Vineyard Reserve made in small quantities in the best vintages from Dijon 777 grown on gravel and Swan selection grown on sandy loam.
The Jack Niven Hospitality Center and tasting room is modern and well positioned to take advantage of magnificent views over the Edna Valley. Tours are available on weekend. The address is 2585 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo. Multiple varietals are produced and are sold online.
Articles About Edna Valley Vineyard
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