With generations of farming history in Monterey County and a commitment to making exceptional wines, the Pisoni Family handcrafts the Lucia wines from the Pisoni, Garys' and Soberanes Vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands. We are a small team and focus much of our time in the vineyards and winery.
Located in the heart of Gonzales, California.
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Pisoni Vineyards is nestled in the mountains at the southern tip of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Planted by Gary Pisoni in 1982 and owned and farmed solely by the Pisoni Family, the ranch is composed of several small vineyard blocks, each with a unique soil type and microclimate. At 1,300 feet above sea level, the property sits high above the valley. The mountainous terrain stresses the vines, producing grapes of intense character.
Pisoni Vineyards has received much acclaim over the years. Wine&Spirits included Pisoni among the world's "10 Great Vineyards." Wine Enthusiast singled out the vineyard as one of "America's Grand Crus," and Drinks Magazine named Pisoni one of the top vineyards in California.
Garys' Vineyard is named for grape-growing partners Gary Pisoni and Gary Franscioni. Both come from multi-generational farming families in the Salinas Valley. Located in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands on sandy loam soil, the 50-acre vineyard is planted mostly to Pinot Noir with a small section of Syrah. Given the proximity to Monterey Bay, fog blankets the Garys' Vineyard in the summer months, providing for a cool, slow-ripening season.
Since its inception, the Garys' Vineyard has had an avid following—including Wine&Spirits, which named Garys' Vineyard one of the "Best New Vineyards."
Steve Heimoff of Wine Enthusiast described Garys' Vineyard as having "fabulous terroir, which usually yields wines of impeccable balance and lushness."
Soberanes Vineyard bears the family name of José María Soberanes, who marched from Mexico to Monterey Bay with the famed Portolá expedition, and his son Feliciano, who acquired the 8,900-acre land grant as repayment for his loan of 40 horses, 50 head of cattle, 4 oxen and some sheep. The Pisoni and Franscioni families partnered again and signed a long-term lease on this land owned by the Bianchi family, the direct descendants of Soberanes. They planted Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah here in 2007. Adjacent to Garys' Vineyard, the soils are sandy loam with significant sub-soil boulders layered into the alluvial fan.
The Soberanes Vineyard is the most recent addition to this family of vineyards.