This site is 133+/- acres of dynamic soils with a plan to develop 90 acres of premier vines. Located in the Santa Rita Hills American Viticultural Area. This site has an expanse running east to west allowing direct exposure to coastal fog from the Pacific Ocean.
High Profile Location in the Santa Rita Hills AVA
Located on the north side of the Santa Ynez River, this private and peaceful location offers excellent access to major highways and provides the perfect setting for a vineyard, ranch, or residential estate.
This site borders Sea Smoke Vineyard. A coveted stretch of land in the western end of Santa Barbara’s Santa Rita Hills AVA and one of the most exclusive private wineries in California.
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Current Varietals & Niche Opportunities
Pinot Noir is a red wine grape varietal grown in California that produces medium to light-bodied wines with an elegant and complex character. It is widely cultivated in cooler regions of California, such as Sonoma and Santa Barbara County, where the cool coastal climate and well-drained soils create ideal growing conditions for this delicate grape.
Chardonnay is a white wine grape varietal that is widely grown in California and produces medium to full-bodied wines with a rich and creamy texture. The warm climate in many parts of California, such as Napa and Sonoma, allows the grapes to fully ripen and develop intense fruit flavors, while the cool coastal regions, such as Santa Barbara County, produce Chardonnays with bright acidity and minerality.
Gruner Veltliner is a white wine grape varietal that is relatively new to California, but gaining popularity for its bright acidity, minerality, and crisp flavors of citrus and green apple. It is typically grown in cooler regions, such as the Carneros AVA, where the grapes can fully develop their unique flavor profile and showcase their distinct characteristics.
Chenin Blanc is a white wine grape varietal that is grown in California and produces medium to light-bodied wines with a range of flavors, from crisp apple and pear to tropical fruit and honey. It is commonly used in both still and sparkling wines and is particularly well-suited to the warm climate of California’s Central Valley and the cooler coastal regions.
Albariño is a white wine grape varietal that is gaining popularity in California for its bright acidity, floral aromatics, and flavors of peach, apricot, and citrus. It is typically grown in cooler coastal regions, such as the Edna Valley and the Carneros AVA, where the grapes can fully develop their unique flavor profile and showcase their distinct characteristics.
The AVA includes about sixty different vineyards and nearly 3,000 acres under vine. The average rainfall for the area is roughly fourteen to sixteen inches of rainfall each year. The terroir of Mail Road offers rolling terrain into the mountainside with high humidity, cold off shore winds, well drained soils, and cool to moderate temperatures which allows for the potential of long hang time and high acidity in the grapes.
211 Mail Road possesses unique geography with ancient sea floors and sedimentary based soils that will generate some of the most complex wines in California.