Pioneering Edna Valley

First Vines

In 1973, Chamisal became the first winery to plant vines in the Edna
Valley - a gamble that paved the way forward for one of California's
most revered wine regions.

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Commitment since 1973

Our Property

As farmers and stewards of the land, we're constantly striving to find its highest and best use. Our unique soil types and proximity to the ocean have convinced us that it's Chardonnay. At Chamisal, we're committed to growing truly world-class Chardonnay and showcasing each vineyard's unique characteristics.

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CHARDONNAY

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GRENACHE & SYRAH

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Site Specific Characteristics

Diverse Soil

Unlike our winegrowing brethren in Burgundy, we haven’t had multiple centuries to study the intricacies of our terroir—the sense of place created by the interaction of soils, climate, and topography. Since 1973, we have been determining the best way to grow incredible grapes here, and we are continually refining our vineyard as our knowledge and experience grow.

Our style is about allowing
each varietal to shine.

~ Fintan du fresne, general manager & winemaker

A premier region

Edna Valley

Because of its east-west orientation so close to the Pacific Coast, the Edna Valley is one of the coolest appellations in California. Its long, temperate growing season gives the grapes plenty of time to ripen on the vine—typically several weeks longer than warmer growing regions. This extended hangtime allows cool-climate grapes like Chardonnay to develop deep, rich flavors and superior fruit intensity.

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highlighting this special place

Topography

We honor the extraordinary Chamisal Vineyard by featuring the lines from a topographic map of the site on our label and packaging. The contour lines simultaneously trace the rolling hills of our most outstanding vineyard blocks and echo the graceful geometry of our vine rows.

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Sustainability

We take our role as stewards of the land seriously. Our environment—the soils, climate, flora, and fauna— is the most important and irreplaceable thing we have. We always work to minimize our impact on the environment and to maximize the integrity of our wines through conscientious farming and winemaking practices.

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