These Epoch wines are sourced entirely from our York Mountain Vineyard, the historic vineyard just up the road from our Tasting Room. Our York Mountain Vineyard is one of our three estate vineyards, but unlike our Paderewski Vineyard and Catapult Vineyard that sit in the Willow Creek district of the large Paso Robles AVA, York Mountain Vineyard resides in its own AVA, aptly named the York Mountain AVA. The vineyard designation of these wines make them so distinct in personality that we felt they needed their own separate bottlings.
In the spring of 2015, after much dreaming and planning, we began planting vines at this “cool climate” site (colder than Burgundy). Located just seven miles from the Pacific Ocean at an elevation of 1,500 feet, this property falls in the small 640 acre York Mountain AVA, which is outside of the very large Paso Robles AVA.
The soils and climate are very different than our other two vineyards; at York, you’ll find sand and sandstone soils (a stark contrast to the limestone you’d find over at Paderewski or the shale at Catapult) along with a very moderate climate due to the even closer proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Because of its elevation and distance from the ocean, York Mountain receives more than twice the amount of rainfall as our other vineyards and has characteristic foggy mornings throughout the year with cool breezes all day long.
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Planted: 2015Acreage: 21 under vine, 128 totalSoils: sand, fragmented and fractured sandstonepH: high 4s to mid 6sAVA: York MountainRed Varietals: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvédre, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel White Varietals: Viognier and Roussanne
7505 York Mountain RoadTempleton, CA 93465[email protected]805.237.7575
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