• Location: Sonoma Coast, California
  • Elevation: 515-575 feet
  • Proximity to the Pacific Ocean: 8.2 miles
  • Row Orientation: Magnetic North to South on a rolling hill
  • Clones: Pinot Noir Dijon clones 828, 115 & 777 on 101×14 rootstock
  • Soil: Marine quarts sandstone, Goldridge
  • Geological Formation: Wilson Grove
  • Age: Late Pliocene to late Miocene, 5 million years
  • Vine age: 13 years
  • Spacing: 8′ x 5′
  • Less than 1.25 miles from the town of Freestone

Falstaff sits towards the extreme edge of the pacific ocean and is easily our coldest site. In 2001 owners Ron and Judy Lougheed planted the Goldridge soils to 3 different clones of Pinot Noir. Today they have managed to cultivate some of the most intense and smallest clusters of fruit we receive. With berries often the size of peas, our tiny yields are often below 1 ton per acre and while economics are challenged, the quality is bountiful.