VINEYARDS

RAM'S GATE VINEYARD

We could never pick a best-loved vineyard – it would be like picking a favorite child – yet we can’t help but nurture a special place in our hearts for our own estate. These are the vines that surround our winery; the fruit visible from our Tasting Hall doors and Gallery windows.

The Chardonnay vines, planted in 2010, are our own clonal selection, with five clones translating to a palette of styles while staying true to the varietal character that typifies the grape. Almost a decade older, the Pinot Noir vine rows were once nicknamed Los Fuertes – “the strong ones” – after their ability to withstand the blusters of Carneros, which begin like clockwork each day and impart a wind signature into the wine that could only come from our specific Carneros site.

VINEYARD SPECIFICATIONS

APPELLATION
Carneros
TOTAL ACRES
28
SOIL TYPE
Loam; rocky
VINE TRAINING
Primarily Cane
ASPECT
East to West and North to South
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc
CLONES
Chardonnay: Wente, Rued, Robert Young, Dijon 15 and 98; Pinot Noir: Pommard, Swan

Wines

FROM RAM’S GATE ESTATE

Estate Pinot Noir
Estate Chardonnay
Estate Vent De Colline
Estate Pinot Blanc
Estate Grenache Blanc
Sparkling Blanc De Noirs
Sparkling Brut Rose