For almost 100 years, our family has lived and farmed in this beautiful little part of California’s Monterey County – today known to wine lovers as the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation. The SLH – one of the New World’s prestige addresses for growing cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Syrah.
Our home estate, in the heart of the Highlands, is only six, focused acres small. Here, hands-on wine growing and traditional winemaking combine to create limited production wines of elegance and balance. We hope you enjoy these wines as much as we enjoyed growing and making them - from our family to your table, many thanks for your support...
30981 River Rd, Soledad CA 93960
Hours - Summer:
Sat-Sun 11am - 5pm
Hours - Winter:
Sat-Sun 11am - 5pm
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New ReleasesNorth Highlands Cuvee Pinot GrisVarietal: Pinot GrisVintage: 2012Description: The 2012 Manzoni Pinot Gris has lovely aromas of mandarin orange, brioche, and apple that are lifted out of the glass by ripe acidity. In the mouth, the texture given by the lees stirring and extended aging is unctuous and mouth filling. The flavors on the palate are rich and more akin to the wines of Alsace than typical North American or Italian Pinot Gris. Apple, pear and citrusy notes blend nicely and the bright acidity keeps the wine clean and fresh on the finish.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-29North Highlands' Cuve'e ChardonnayVarietal: ChardonnayVintage: 2012Description: Aromas of ripe Bosque pear and pineapple combine with vanilla and brioche. Through the process of ?sur lee? aging, the wine has developed a soft texture with medium weight with flavors ripe tropical fruits combined with cr?me brulee. A touch of vanilla and subtle oak are also evident. Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-29Home Vineyard Pinot NoirVarietal: Pinot NoirVintage: 2012Description: This wine has aromas that flow out of the glass with hints for ripe red cherries, subtle vanilla and hints of toasty oak. On the palette, ripe red berries appear on the front of the mouth and blossom mid-palette before finishing with fine grained tannins and hints of toasty French oak, vanilla and clean, bright acidity.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-29Estate Reserve Pinot NoirVarietal: Pinot NoirVintage: 2011Description: On the palette, concentrated red and black fruits from raspberry to black cherry are complimented with hints of saddle leather and vanilla. On the nose toast, rich caramel, hard spices and exotic aromatics arise out of the glass. This wine is elegant and refined with complex berry aromas and firm tannin structure which will reward mid-term cellaring with even more complexity.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-29Home Vineyard SyrahVarietal: SyrahVintage: 2011Description: The 2011 Manzoni Syrah?s cherry, plum, and berry fruit characters dominate the nose, backed by an Hermitage-like whiff of white pepper. On the palate, lush red berry and game flavors are backed by moderate acidity and medium-weight tannins.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-29ZinfandelVarietal: ZinfandelVintage: 2012Description: The 2012 Manzoni Zinfandel shows classic aromas of pure blackberry and blueberry essence supported by elegant vanilla and subtle smokiness. The color is deep, rich and dark with jewel toned hues brought on by the crisp acidity. This wine is ripe but in no way pruny or raisiny like so many other renderings. The aromatics carry through to the palette with flavors of red plums, ripe berries and hints of hard spices that are wrapped by a core of soft, elegant tannins and bright, clean acidity.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-29