Where Mountain Meets Sea—and Magic Begins

The Monterey County Wine Appellation

The Santa Lucia Range to the West. The Gabilan Range to the East. The cool veil of morning fog that rises inland from Monterey Bay and the wash of afternoon sun that bestows brightness and intensity before evening descends.

At its essence, the Monterey AVA is one of balance, where unique geographical and geological features converge to create ideal conditions for viticulture.

Grandeur emerges from the southernmost part of the AVA, where the contradictions of the region find their starkest expression—the heat of the day and the bracing chill of the night harmonizing to create complex, fruit-forward wines.