Growing Conditions

The 2016 Emblem Chardonnay marks our premier voyage into the Petaluma Gap, a subappellation of the Sonoma Coast AVA. The unique aspect of the Petaluma Gap region is that it consistently experiences much greater wind speeds than its neighboring regions in southern/western Sonoma County. This, along with the consistent fog, produced conditions that lead to positive impact on the growth of vines and ultimately high quality wines with great character.