Vineyards

The Vineyard
The Vineyard
### ESCOLLE VINEYARD Planted in March of 2008, Escolle Vineyard is 124 acres grounded in the northern Santa Lucia Highlands. Escolle is primarily planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with 46 rootstock and clone combinations throughout the vineyard. Escolle is sustainably certified (SIP) and utilizes minimal intervention practices throughout the vineyard. No herbicides are used on Escolle, as all weeds are removed manually with either a weed knife or by hand. Minimal to no irrigation is utilized unless an extreme vintage takes place. A healthy cover crop is established to minimize any erosion and aids in ideal canopy vigor. In 2018 just under three acres of Syrah were grafted to the vineyard. Likewise, in 2020 and 2021 four acres of Gamay and an additional two acres of Syrah were added. As the vineyard continues to mature, we can realize its full potential and experiment accordingly.

VARIETALS

PINOT NOIR: 87 acres

CHARDONNAY: 28 acres

SYRAH: 5 acres

GAMAY NOIR: 4 acres

VIOGNIER: .22 acres

TOTAL: 124 acres

ORIENTATION

Northern Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County

East Facing Bench

True North/South Row Orientation

ELEVATION: 220–500 ft

TRELLISING: VSP

FARMING PRACTICES: Sustainable (SIP)

TERROIR

GEOLOGIC COMPOSITION:
Granitic Metamorphic Schist

SOIL COMPOSITION:
Chualar Sandy Loam — 93%
Alluvial Sandy Loam — 5%
Parkfield Clay — 2%

CLIMATE:
Cool, Winkler Region 1

MARITIME INFLUENCE:
Fog and wind from Monterey Bay

Interactive

Vineyard Map

Close
Caraccioli has distinguished itself as one of the finest sparkling wine producers in California, and maybe the finest in the state’s Central Coast.
ESTHER MOBLEY san francisco chronicle
follow us