Exploring the Santa Cruz Mountains: Corralitos Region & Pleasant Valley
We continued our exploration of the Santa Cruz Mountains, focusing this morning on the Southern portions around Corralitos and Pleasant Valley, before then continuing South into Chalone AVA, and Arroyo Seco AVA.
Visiting Windy Oaks
tasting Pinot Noir at the ridge of Windy Oaks Vineyard
looking West through the rows of Jim’s block
the view West from Jim’s block, Windy Oaks Vineyard
Windy Oaks Pinot Noir
Lunch & Tasting at Lester Family Vineyards, Corralitos & Pleasant Valley
Prudy Foxx, Lester Family Vineyard viticulturist
Visiting and Tasting Chalone AVA
Jon Brosseau, viticulturist
Bill Brosseau, winemaker Brosseau Wines
own rooted Chardonnay, Brosseau Vineyard
Chris Cottrell, Bedrock Wines
Copain Chardonnays 2009-2011
Tour of, Tasting, and Dinner at Arroyo Seco
looking through old vines, Arroyo Seco
Jeff Meier, J. Lohr Wines
discussing the Arroyo Seco AVA
Rick Smith, Paraiso Springs Vineyards
tasting at the old barn
Bruce Sterten, Ventana Wines
the Chesbros, Chesbro Wines
Luis Zabala, viticulturist, and Roger Moitoso, winemaker Scott Wines
Tom Stutz, winemaker La Rochelle Wines
Thank you to Megan Metz, and the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association.
Thank you to the Brosseau Family, and the winemakers of the Chalone AVA.
Thank you to the winegrowers and winemakers of the Arroyo Seco AVA.
Thank you to David Vogels, Phil Vogels, and Randy Caparoso.
All the best to Justin.
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