Garys’ Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands

Located inland from Monterey in the Santa Lucia Highlands, Garys’ Vineyard is widely recognized for producing some of the finest Pinot Noir in California. Named after partners Gary Franscioni and Gary Pisoni, the vineyard was planted in 1995 using clandestinely obtained budwood from the famed La Tâche vineyard in Burgundy.

Varietals: Pinot Noir

Planted: 1997

Owner/Farmer: Gary Franscioni and Gary Pisoni

Soil: Arroyo Seco sandy loam

Site/Climate: Maritime climate with strong coastal winds blown in from Monterey Bay. Foggy mornings with sunny, breezy afternoons keep the southeast-facing slopes much cooler than the Salinas Valley just east.