Peace, quiet and premium Pinot Noir in the true Sonoma Coast AVA. This banana belt location on the north coast just above Sea Ranch in northern Sonoma County offers privacy and an excellent opportunity to tune out from the noise of everyday life. Leave the pavement behind, travel 3 miles on a rock-based road and tune into nature.
From the coast, head east from Sea Ranch on Annapolis road to the top of the ridge. Located at 600 foot elevation about a mile from the ocean as the crow flies / a 20+ minute drive by car from the beach. This area provides a wonderful banana belt style climate, not too hot, not too cold, just right. In addition to the vineyard the property has apple, plum, pear, lemon, pluto, orange and fig trees. There is also a wonderful garden for flowers and produce.
This 40 acre parcel is unique for the area in that much of the land is gently sloping offering usable space for vineyard, gardening, hiking or just gazing up at the star lit nights. The property has two rustic but very cute cabins. Both were built over time but stand tall with love and care. Power is provided by PG&E and there is a private well with adequate good quality water.
The vineyard sits at approximately 600 foot elevation on a south facing slope and was planted in 2000 to Pinot Noir with the 777 clone. This part of the Sonoma Coast AVA is known to produce very high quality Pinot Noir.
Wilson vineyard has a long history of producing high quality wine grapes that go into ultra premium wine. The 2016 Capiaux Wilson Vineyard designate Pinot Noir received a 94 point score from the Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni.
While many would consider getting to Wilson Vineyard an adventure, most would agree that once you have arrived it is hard to leave. Be sure to bring your imagination and leave the rest behind.
Sonoma Coast Appellation (AVA) – Extreme Coastal Farming
2,000 vineyard acres
The Sonoma Coast Appellation (AVA) extends from San Pablo Bay to the border with Mendocino County. The appellation is known for its cool climate and high rainfall relative to other parts of Sonoma County. Close to the Pacific, with more than twice the annual rainfall of its inland neighbors, it can still be warm enough to ripen wine grapes because most vineyards are above the fog line. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay shine, along with cool-climate Syrah.