The 460-acre Rancho Santa Rosa estate vineyard features 230 acres of vines that climb from 500 to 1,000 feet above sea level. The soils are maritime-based and the weather is consistently cool thanks to moist ocean breezes that sweep the property daily. The vineyard is farmed with the painstaking care and attention usually associated with much smaller vineyards. In fact, the Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard was originally conceived as individual micro-vineyards delineated into 59 unique blocks based upon soil type, exposure, elevation, grade, rootstock and clone. Rancho Santa Rosa produces remarkably rich and silky wines.
Like all serious wine producers, we appreciate the complex relationship between our vines and the land. We know the importance of matching the right variety to the proper climate, geology and topography. We also know that a vital, living environment has a noticeable effect on the health of the vines and the character and quality of the wines. At Lincourt, we use sustainable methods in all of our farming, winemaking and business practices.