Beresini Vineyard Grapes

Steve pampers his grapes – both the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir. It is said that most of the taste of the wine comes from the way the vineyard is managed – the Beresini Vineyard produces excellent wine due to Steve’s pampering.

In 1988, Steve planted Old Wente clone Chardonnay.  Today, the 4.49 acres of Beresini Chardonnay grapes are sold exclusively to Tor Kenward Family Wines for its award winning single-vineyard Torchiana Chardonnay.

The Beresini Pinot Noir was planted in 1988. The approximate 2.50 acres consist of .68 acres of the Pommard clone, .2 acres of the Calera clone, .66 acres of the Swann clone and 1.2 acres of the 777 clone from an adjoining leased parcel.

Through 2014, a little over half of the Pinot Noir grapes were sold to Stomping Girl Wines.   Uzi Cohen of Stomping Girl Wines says that Steve’s “careful management of the vines produces superb wine.”

Currently, 1.2 acres of the Pinot Noir are contracted to Blue Farms Winery.

The Los Carneros Terrior

What is a Terrior?  The Terrior of the wine is said to create the wine’s unique traits – terrior captures the various environmental and cultural characteristics that contributes to the wine’s distinctive tastes and smells.  The Los Carneros Terrior has a unique geography with warm days and cool, windy afternoons.  This area is known for clay soils and often has water shortages which make the vines grow deep roots to find the aquifers. The Los Carneros Appellation is known for producing excellent Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes.