Dierberg Vineyard is situated atop a sandy loam mesa above the South Bank of the Santa Maria River. The vineyard, located in the near-extreme Western part of the Santa Maria Valley AVA, is one of the coolest vineyards in the appellation. This attribute, combined with the sandy, marine-based soils, creates Chardonnays with high acidity. Following harvest we use a mix of time-tested techniques from Burgundy in combination with less traditional techniques more suited to the unique characteristics of the vineyard. The result is a lush, mouth-filling Chardonnay balanced by crisp acidity.