Solomon Hills Vineyard
Solomon Hills Vineyard Manager Chris Hammell produces some of the most sought-after cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in California. The westernmost vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley AVA, Solomon Hills sits on a west facing slope with maximum exposure to cool air from the Pacific Ocean. This vineyard is virtually across the road from Presqu'ile.
The crop is managed with a focus on low yield. The result is some of the most concentrated yet elegant, balanced and cultivar-correct fruit in the valley.
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Clones: 115, 667, 777, Pommard
Planting history: 1999
Trellis and spacing: 8'x4' Vertical Shoot Positioning