Santa Maria Valley Vineyards
Santa Maria Valley has as its hallmark one of the few valleys on the North and South American Pacific Coast that runs transverse to the ocean, funneling cool marine breezes inland. Set between the San Rafael Mountains to the north and the Solomon Hills to the south, this unique feature and reliable California heat produce an unusually long wine-grape growing season and “hang time” (125 days on average). The result is complex wines with intense flavors, and naturally balanced acidity. Santa Maria Valley vineyards produce world-class cool climate grapes in extraordinary micro-environments that translate to unparalleled potential for award-winning wines.