Heaven & Earth


All of the fruit for our Heaven & Earth Pinot Noir has been grown on a 4.5 acre site less than one mile northwest of Occidental. The vines were planted to our specifications in 2004 using the Calera, Pommard and 828 selections of Pinot Noir. When you take into account the planting density of over 2,000 vines per acre, average yields of less than 2.5 tons per acre take on new significance. Nestled into a picturesque little valley just east of the Bohemian Highway, the vineyard site is protected from the harsher offshore winds while still enjoying cool coastal temperatures. This sheltered yet cool environment keeps extreme temperatures to a minimum, effectively lengthening the hang time and enhancing site expression while preserving acidity and moderating alcohol.