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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 a famed Burgundy vineyard 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.