Spanish Springs Vineyard
Grape variety sourced: Albariño
Soil type: stoney clay loam
SIP Certified Sustainable Vineyard
Spanish Springs, approximately 1.5 miles northeast from the Pacific Ocean and nestled in the hills of Price Canyon near Pismo Beach, is a very unique site for cool climate varieties. We chose this site for our Albariño because of its similarities to the vineyards of Rías Baíxas in Spain, well known for their exceptional Albariño.
Typically this vineyard tops out at 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and quickly cools off at night. Its proximity to the ocean brings a slight breeze on most days which helps with rachis elongation and disease mitigation. The South facing Albariño in Spanish Springs boasts long hang-time without becoming overripe. One of the benefits of this site in particular is its ability to produce lush flavors and aromas, great mouthfeel, and racy acidity.