The Vineyards of Summerland Winery
Sta. Rita Hills AVA
The Theresa Noelle Vineyard is in the western part of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. This vineyard contains 4 different Pinot Noir clones; 115, 667, 828, and Pommard. Over fifteen years into its maturity, the vines produce outstandingly complex fruit, showing an abundance of distinct flavor profiles. Nothing but quality comes to mind when harvesting and selecting fruit from this vineyard.
Planted in 1998 and located in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, Fiddlestix Vineyard encompasses some of the finest cool climate Pinot Noir grown on the Central Coast. Although not formally certified, Fiddlestix Vineyard is acknowledged for practicing organic and sustainable farming, and fruit recognized for its unparalleled depth and intensity.
Nestled in the famed. Sta. Rita Hills AVA, Spear Vineyard is planted at nearly 900ft above sea level, placing it amongst the highest elevation plantings in the area. Known for producing some of the highest quality grapes in the world, this region’s unique microclimate allows for a long ripening season which is ideal for premium Chardonnay grapes.
Rancho La Viña Vineyard
Deep in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA lies Rancho La Viña, a 35-acre vineyard that sits on a mesa overlooking an organic walnut orchard and a gorgeous view of the surrounding appellation. Due to its far west location, the fruit ripens slowly in the coastal air, allowing for the retention of excellent acidity that leads to rich and complex layered wines.
Robert Rae Vineyard
Robert Rae Vineyard is located at the Eastern edge of the highly acclaimed Sta. Rita Hills AVA. This 118-acre parcel was once part of Rancho Santa Rosa. Sitting 800 ft. above sea level with a North facing slope, the vineyard benefits greatly from coastal fog and maritime winds – both ideal conditions for producing outstanding, premium cool-climate wines.
Hilltop Ranch Vineyard
Hilltop Ranch Vineyard is known as one of the oldest Chardonnay sources in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. The Chardonnay plantings consist entirely of the highly sought after Wente Clone – known for its small bunches, high concentration, and ripe tropical and citrus fruit flavors. Acknowledged for producing some of the highest quality grapes in the world, this region’s unique micro-climate allows for a long ripening season which is ideal for premium Chardonnay grapes.
Located in the eastern portion of the Santa Ynez Valley (Los Olivos AVA), Estelle Vineyard benefits from rocky alluvial soils and warm temperatures. Exceptional heat and southern-facing slopes offer exposure to more direct sunlight that is perfect for growing premium warm climate varietals. In addition, cool Pacific maritime influences extend the growing season, resulting in balanced wines with optimum levels of acidity.
Located on the east side of Paso Robles, Jardine Vineyard benefits from alluvial sandy loam soil and a warm climate. Along with greater day-to-night temperature swings than any other appellation in California, the Paso Robles wine region is blessed with optimal growing conditions for producing ultra-premium wines.