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Sun Chase Vineyard

Appellation: Sonoma Coast
| Region: Sonoma County
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Sun Chase

Located on a southwest facing hillside between 900’ and 1400’ feet at the confluence of where the Petaluma Gap collides with Sonoma Mountain, Sun Chase is planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and has quickly become recognized as one of the most highly sought-after vineyards in the Petaluma Gap.

We’re excited to offer our first vintage of Pinot Noir from Sun Chase Vineyard. The 2016 shows lush dark fruit character on the nose and palate. The aromas are complex and rich. Plums, black cherries, blackberries and violet flowers all jump from the glass, finishing with notes of cloves and sweet tobacco. This Pinot Noir has great structure and a strong backbone, with balanced mouthwatering acidity, soft tannins, that lead to a long and decadent finish.


Ridgetop Vineyard

Appellation: Sonoma Coast
| Region: Sonoma County
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Ridgetop

Owned by Fred Schrader and Thomas Brown and managed perfectly by Ulysses Valdez, the Ridgetop Vineyard is located within a few miles of the Pacific Ocean in the town of Annapolis at 1100 feet above sea level. The maritime influence effectively moderates high temperatures during the summer and fall while its location on the eastern side of the first coastal ridge protects it from being engulfed by fog, enabling the vines to produce ripe, tropical fruit with ample acidity.


Garys' Vineyard

Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands
| Region: Monterey County
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Garys'

Garys’ Vineyard is a partnership between Gary Franscioni and Gary Pisoni. Both families’ roots in the Santa Lucia Highlands are quite deep. Their families have farmed this area for over 100 years. Recognizing the region’s potential for premium wine grapes, the Garys turned their focus to viticulture, and partnered on the Garys’ Vineyard in 1997. This famous V-shaped, 50-acre vineyard is on the eastern side of the Santa Lucia Highlands, and is influenced by the cool ocean breezes and fog that blow through the Carmel and Salinas Valleys.


Rosella's Vineyard

Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands
| Region: Monterey County
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Rosella's

In 1996, Gary Franscioni planted the 50-acre Rosella’s Vineyard, named for his wife, on their estate property just 1½ miles north of Garys’ Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation of Monterey County. We have been sourcing grapes from this vineyard site since 2003 and believe that Rosella’s Vineyard, with Gary Franscioni’s exceptional farming practices, produces a unique wine representing the very best of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Santa Lucia Highlands has proven to be a world class appellation, and we are proud to offer a wine from this great vineyard.


Clos Pepe Vineyard

Appellation: Sta. Rita Hills
| Region: Santa Barbara County
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Clos Pepe

Planted in 1998, the Clos Pepe Vineyard sits in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills. This special property is perfectly influenced by the wind, fog, low temperatures and cool summers that allow us to produce wines unlike any in the world. The East-West valleys of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA pull cold air off the Pacific, and the sea-bed soils intensely limit vigor. Small vines, small clusters, small berries, and thick skins provide the perfect storm for producing exceptional Pinot Noir.


Turner Vineyard

Appellation: Sta. Rita Hills
| Region: Santa Barbara County
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Turner

Planted in 2000, the Turner Vineyard is a 21- acre vineyard located in the northern part of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, behind Melville and Babcock Vineyards, and just a stone’s throw from Clos Pepe Vineyard. Ryan Carr planted the vineyard in 2000 with a very complex vineyard design. The vineyard was extremely fun to layout because of its great landscape; a dry, sandy river bed valley floor, steep North and South hillside slopes, and mesa plateau. 


Rancho Ontiveros Vineyard

Appellation: Santa Maria Valley
| Region: Santa Barbara County
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Rancho Ontiveros

Planted in 1997, the Rancho Ontiveros Vineyard is located in Central Santa Maria Valley, in the northern part of Santa Barbara County near Santa Maria and the famed Bien Nacido Vineyard. This extremely small, eight acre vineyard is owned by the Ontiveros family and farmed and managed by James Ontiveros (ninth generation Ontiveros family). The soil is comprised of Garey series, a clay and sandy loam. The vineyard’s east-west bench orientation run’s east from the Pacific Ocean, allowing an interesting meteorological ebb and flow between the mountains and the cooling ocean influence.


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Sun Chase Vineyard

2016 was the inaugural vintage of the 2016 Sun Chase Vineyard Pinot Noir. This 1200-ft. elevation vineyard site is one of the most sought-after vineyards, located in the fringes of the Petaluma Wind Gap. The 667 and 828 Pinot Noir clones produce and absolutely delicious wine.

Ridgetop Vineyard

Since 2008, A.P. VIN has crafted Pinot Noir from this high elevation Sonoma Coast vineyard, located only 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

Garys' Vineyard

It began with Garys’. Since 2003, A.P. VIN has had the good fortune to make Pinot Noir with small lots of grapes from Gary Francioni and Gary Pisoni.

Rosella's Vineyard

A.P. VIN has made wines from this iconic Santa Lucia Highlands vineyard since 2004, crafting Pinot Noir with cool Monterey Bay influence.

Clos Pepe Vineyard

Since 2004, A.P. VIN has made wines from this hallmark Sta. Rita Hills vineyard, making balanced Pinot Noir guided by the cold ocean air of the Pacific.

Turner Vineyard

A.P. VIN has crafted Pinot Noir from select hillside blocks in this Santa Barbara County vineyard since 2005.

Rancho Ontiveros Vineyard

Since 2004, A.P. VIN has enjoyed the great friendship with James Ontiveros that has resulted in a beautifully complex and balanced Pinot Noir.