Inspired by the ever-present winds and fog of the Santa Lucia Highlands, Windstream embodies the best wines grown in our estate Sarmento Vineyard. This cool climate is ideal for crafting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines that reflect the true terroir of this small but mighty winegrowing appellation in Monterey.
The soils of the Santa Lucia Highlands are a geological combination of weathered granite, older marine sedimentary rocks, and volcanic rocks. Soil diversity is so extreme that vineyard blocks commonly contain several different soil types, yielding rich and dynamic flavors to the grapes.
Santa Lucia Highlands
The Santa Lucia Highlands is a small appellation located in Northern Monterey. The cold, deep Monterey Bay constantly influences this region with cool winds and heavy fog. Burgundian varietals, such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, thrive in this unique climate.
4th generation winemaker Anthony Riboli received his M.S. in Viticulture from the University of California, Davis and joined the family business in 1998.
Head Winemaker Arnaud Debons worked in the Bordeaux and Cahors regions of France after graduating from the prestigious winemaking program at the University of Toulouse.
With more than 15 years of experience at Eberle and Rotta Wineries, San Luis Obispo native Ben Mayo is our Paso Robles-based winemaker.
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