Santa Lucia Highlands Wineries Map

Posted : admin On 1/25/2022

Although the first vineyard in our region, Sanford and Benedict, was planted in 1971, it was not until 1997 that Wes Hagen and his group of merry marauders could be seen tromping through the hills of our valley taking soil samples, studying elevation levels and compiling data on degree days.

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AVA Map Explorer. Use the American Viticultural Area (AVA) Map Explorer to view the boundaries of all established and proposed AVAs. The Map Explorer has information about each AVA, including its state and county, when it was established, what other AVAs it contains or is within, and a link to its codified official boundary description. The 50 wine tasting rooms on this map showcase the vineyards and wineries of the bucolic Carmel Valley and rugged Santa Lucia Highlands appellations, as well as Carmel-by-the-Sea, where so many of.

Santa Lucia Highlands Vineyard Map

Spearheaded by Richard Sanford, Bryan Babcock, Rick Longoria and other local SRH pioneers, the Alliance spent time studying maps, discussing boundaries and gathering data to submit an AVA Petition in late 1997 with AVA status granted in 2001.

With a total area of 30,720 acres, the Sta. Rita Hills AVA is home to over 59 vineyards, totaling 2,700 hundred acres planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and 18 other cool climate wine grape varieties.

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The miracle of the region’s microclimate began about 20 million years ago during the Miocene Epoch, as marine sediment was deposited deep under the Pacific Ocean. Due to tectonic plate movements, mountains rose out of the ocean in a north-south orientation. Over a timespan of twelve million years, the mountains broke from the plate and turned clockwise, creating the most clearly delineated transverse range, from Alaska to Chile, on the Pacific Coast.

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Santa Lucia Highlands Wineries Map California

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The combination of a purely East/West maritime throat, poor marine-based soils, elevated calcium in the soil and the Pacific’s cooling influence through fog, wind and moderating summer heat combine to form one of the world’s best cool-climate viticulture areas for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.