The ancient volcanic foothills of Monterey’s coastal range, the bountiful and sunny Salinas Valley, the wind and fog from the Pacific Ocean, and the oversized rocks from the Arroyo Seco River all come together to create the unique terroir of our estate vineyards. This balance of elements allows us to craft the elegant and varietally-correct wines of Rocklin Ranch.
Our sustainable practices are as much a part of our wine as our grapes. To share our love of winemaking and our vineyards with the next generation while paving the way for future innovation is at the very heart of what it means to be sustainable. Our winery and vineyards are certified sustainable by GLOBALG.A.P., BRC, and the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.
The wines of Rocklin Ranch are created from grapes grown on our very own estate vineyards. In this ideal setting, strong winds and thick fog from the nearby Pacific Ocean sweep through the valley nightly, cooling the vines and lengthening hang-time. Our extended growing season allows flavors to concentrate within the grapes, resulting in exceptional wines with layered complexity.
Our Rocklin Ranch Chardonnay exudes bright fruit balanced with refreshing acidity and just the right amount of creaminess. Aromas of fresh apple and citrus with hints of tropical fruit lead into flavors of pear and Meyer lemon. The rich texture and touch of butterscotch on the long finish add up to a classic, elegant Chardonnay.
Our Rocklin Ranch Pinot Noir opens with bright aromas of ripe cherries and red currants, with subtle notes of vanilla and spice. Flavors of raspberries and cherry tart are highlighted by clove and toasted oak. The soft tannins and silky, supple mouthfeel lead into a lingering finish for this lush and graceful Pinot Noir.
Our Rocklin Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is bold and structured, brimming with flavors of black plum, blackberry and blueberry. Layered with notes of dark mocha and toasty vanilla, it is a rich wine with integrated tannins. This full-bodied yet approachable Cabernet is immediately enjoyable.