Our Lady of Guadalupe,
Santa Rita Hills

This vineyard is planted on a former bean farm boasting the highest peak in the Santa Rita Hills with a property line extending west past the AVA border. The terrain is unforgiving with a western-facing aspect facing the Pacific. The hills are extremely steep, and the soils are well-draining sandy loams. The weather can be so windy and cool that coaxing vines to ripen fruit is a challenge.

Viticulturist Amy Whiteford draws from over two decades of experience managing extreme vineyards throughout California. She and her all-women-led team are up to the challenge of pushing the boundaries of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. That said, 2021 is only the second vintage to come from these vines, however, Tim is excited for the opportunity to explore and grow with a new vineyard and work with such an exceptional grower.