Rancho Arroyo Grande is located at the head of Arroyo Grande Valley, just 13 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Its 3,500 acres of sloping hillsides, woodlands, pastures and vineyards are bordered by the mountain ranges of Los Padres National Forest. The abundance of wildlife here – including bears, mountain lions, bobcats and wild boar – demonstrates the isolated and unspoiled nature of this place.
The climate here is moderate and uniquely suited to our vineyards due to the combined effects of the mountains and the coastal maritime influence. The soils here are exceptional. Evolved from uplifted ancient sea beds, the soils at Rancho Arroyo Grande abound with fossilized seashells – an attribute shared by some of the world’s great vineyards. Rich mineral content contributed by the fossil shells is the foundation for complex and interesting wines.