The Edna Valley is located on the South Central Coast of California
next to the town of San Luis Obispo and roughly five miles from the
Pacific Ocean. The valley spans in a northwest-southeast orientation,
open to the Pacific to the West. It lies in Southern California at 34
degrees latitude and receives an abundance of light from a “directly overhead” sun. The climate is strongly influenced by the regular
summertime afternoon sea breeze, coming from the Pacific. This is a
unique climate of cool air temperature and intense sunlight.
The 2021 Vintage – In a word Epic. We started the growing season with
a very dry winter, only 11” of rain and most of the rain came during a
late January four-day rainstorm dropping 7” of water. In general, the
growing season was cool. Apart from one warm day on June 16 when
the temperature rose to 105 degrees F, there were no other heat spikes
during the year. The mild temperatures continued through harvest in
September and October, which opened the stretch of time for picking
at optimal maturity. This was a late harvest with long hang time yielding
wines with concentrated flavors and high acids.