Rosella’s Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands

Overlooking the Salinas River Valley, the 50-acre Rosella’s Vineyard rests along the benchlands of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range. Owners Gary and Rosella Franscioni planted the vineyard in 1996 using the Pisoni clone from La Tâche and the Dijon “777” clone.

Varietals: Pinot Noir

Planted: 1996

Owner/Farmer: Gary and Rosella Franscioni

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.