California, United States
Introducing Lucia Vineyards
The Pisoni family is committed to raising and hand-crafting exceptional wines. The limited-production Lucia wines are created using classic, gentle and thoughtful winemaking techniques. Hand-picked and sorted grapes are fermented on native yeasts and aged in carefully selected French oak barrels. Their state-of-the-art winemaking facility uses gravity flow as part of a custom design conceived to merge the estate vineyards and winery. This affords complete control of the farming and winemaking process, ensuring consistently superior quality.
The Santa Lucia Highlands AVA is part of the western mountains of the Salinas Valley. This range faces east, receiving the gentle morning sunshine. The valley is fundamental for it channels the cold climate conditions from the Pacific Ocean. Southeastern-facing bench lands sit in and above the morning fog and are cooled by these coastal winds funneled off Monterey Bay. The fog and afternoon winds combined with good sun exposure lengthen the growing season in the appellation. Grapes hang on the vines longer, developing complex flavors while keeping their crisp acidity. These conditions make the Santa Lucia Highlands perfect for growing premium Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah.