Over the last few decades, California’s great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sites have been recognized by the winemaking community. Bill Price owns and farms a few such sites—including the Durell Vineyard and Gap’s Crown Vineyard in Sonoma, and Gavin Chanin has over ten years of winemaking experience with other great vineyards within Santa Barbara County. Each vineyard has its own story. Our job is to let the wine tell it.

Sta. Rita Hills

La Rinconada / Sanford & Benedict / La Encantada

  • La Rinconada Vineyard

  • La Rinconada Vineyard

  • La Rinconada Vineyard


Located in Lompoc, California’s Sta. Rita Hills AVA, La Rinconada is planted exclusively with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The vineyard sits on a well-drained, west facing slope with 9%-15% slopes. The soil is comprised of Santa Lucia shaley clay loam. Due to the heavy Pacific fog which pools in this valley vineyard, it is an ideal region for cool-climate varietals.


  • Sanford & Benedict Vineyard

  • Sanford & Benedict Vineyard

  • Sanford & Benedict Vineyard


The Sanford & Benedict vineyard was planted in 1971, making it one of the oldest Pinot Noir vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills. The soils in the western Santa Ynez Valley have lower quantities of clay than other areas of the valley. They are comprised of Gazos clay loam, with 15% to 30% slopes, and Santa Lucia shaley clay loam, with 9% to 15% slopes in blocks five, six and 10. The area receives foggy mornings and long, cool days, resulting in a longer growing season and lower yields.


  • La Encantada Vineyard

  • La Encantada Vineyard

  • La Encantada Vineyard

  • La Encantada Vineyard


Located in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, La Encantada is one of the first certified organic vineyards in Santa Barbara Country. The calcareous and siliceous soils include Chamise sandy loam in block six and both Tierra clay loam and Ballard fine sandy loam in block 10. Located seven miles from the ocean, this exclusively Pinot Noir vineyard is planted on a hillside that straddles the Santa Ynez River and exposes it to coastal fog and winds for cooler maritime-influenced afternoons.


Sonoma Coast

Durell / Gap’s Crown

  • Durell Vineyard

  • Durell Vineyard

  • Durell Vineyard

  • Durell Vineyard


Spanning across the Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Coast, and Carneros AVAs, Durell Vineyard is a coveted source of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for wine producers throughout California. With the Pacific Ocean 30 miles west, the northern stretches of the San Francisco Bay 10 miles south and a 2,400 foot mountain range immediately north, Durell’s configuration of land is truly unique. Even ripening is brought about by a balance of steady warmth, cooling fog, and afternoon coastal breezes.

The soil consists of Goulding cobbly clay loam with slopes ranging from 15% to 30%. The characteristics of Durell’s rocky, volcanic soils, derived from mineral-rich material known as basalt, are ideal for growing premium wine grapes.


  • Gap’s Crown Vineyard

  • Gap’s Crown Vineyard

  • Gap’s Crown Vineyard

  • Gap’s Crown Vineyard

Nestled in the Petaluma Gap region in the southern part of the Sonoma Coast AVA, Gap’s Crown Vineyard was first planted in 2002 to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The vineyard is classified as a Region I cool climatic zone due to the fact that it sits at the head of a wind funnel, where it receives cool evening temperatures that enable an extended growing while maintaining acidity. The elevation ranges between 300 to 800 feet on rocky hillside terrain of the western slope of Sonoma Mountain. The soil is Goulding clay loam and provides the vines with necessary drainage and limited yields.

Starting 2013 Vintage


Santa Maria Valley

Bien Nacido Vineyard

  • Bien Nacido Vineyard

  • Bien Nacido Vineyard

  • Bien Nacido Vineyard

  • Bien Nacido Vineyard


Located 18 miles from the ocean in the Santa Maria Valley, the Bien Nacido Vineyard is planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The vines grow in soils comprised of the Elder series and Shedd series. The Elder series consists of two blocks, found on flood plains and alluvial fans with an elevation range of 100 to 1,500 feet, with 9% to 15% slopes. The site experiences an average annual rainfall of 12 to 18 inches. Just uphill along the road is where the well-drained, Chamise clay loams of the Shedd series can be found. Slopes here are 30% to 45% and elevations range from 200 to 2,500 feet, with an average annual rainfall of 14 to 16 inches.