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Cool Climate "Mt. Madonna" District,
Perfect for Winegrowing.

And While The Focus Is On Great Pinot Noir & Chardonnay, The Classic Rhone Varietals Thrive Here, As Well...

The Sarah's Vineyard estate is a labor of love for proprietor / winegrower Tim Slater. The property occupies 18 acres in the cool climate "Mt. Madonna " district of the southern Santa Cruz Mountains range. Here in historic Hecker Pass, chilling winds and fog off nearby Monterey Bay mitigate the sunny daytime temperatures and extend hang time. Perfect conditions for growing world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The S.V. home estate is made up of three vineyards: the original Sarah's plantings and the newer "Timcat" and "Dwarf Oak" blocks. And while the Burgundian varietals may be S.V.'s claim to fame, Tim also cultivates his interest in the traditional Rhone varietals, with plantings of Grenache, Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Piquepoul Blanc, Clairette Blanche, Mourvèdre, and Counoise.

Herein lies the "secret" to great winemaking. Perfect climate and soils paired to a single-minded obsession with quality. Tim exercises complete control of the process, "from the dirt to the bottle" for our Estate and Reserve Series wines.

 

Sarah's Vineyard Map

GROWER PARTNERS

Famed Growers From The Central Coast's Best Known Appellations...

In addition to its own homegrown grapes, S.V. has nurtured long term relationships with some of the Central Coast’s best known vineyards. Tim works closely with growers in the Santa Lucia Highlands, Chalone, and Santa Cruz Mountains appellations. Drawing upon their fruit, he fashions limited releases of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that clearly reflect the terroir, the sense of place of these special locales.

These close partnerships ensure that S.V. receives its choice of the best quality fruit from these top estates for our Appellation Series and other limited releases.

Bruzzone Family Vineyard

Chardonnay

Santa Cruz Mountains

2007 to current

Veranda Vineyard

Pinot Noir

Santa Cruz Mountains

2007 to current

White Sage Ranch

Pinot Noir

Santa Lucia Highlands

2011 to 2015

Tondre Grapefield

Pinot Noir

Santa Lucia Highlands

2013 to current

Boer Vineyard

Pinot Noir

Chalone

2015

Besson Vineyard

Old Vine Zinfandel

Santa Clara Valley

2001 to current

Besson Vineyard

Syrah

Santa Clara Valley

2005 to current

Fratelli Vineyard

Charbono

Paso Robles

2007 to 2014

Pear Valley Vineyard

Charbono

Paso Robles

2016

Mederios Family

Cabernet Sauvignon

Santa Clara Valley

2013 to current

Mederios Family

Merlot

Santa Clara Valley

2016