The Rincon Vineyard is located about eight miles east of the Pacific Ocean adjacent to the historic Rincon Adobe and Talley Vineyards winery. The east-west orientation of Arroyo Grande Valley channels the cool marine air to the vineyard, assuring a long, cool growing season. Planted in 1983 and 1984, the vines are grown on predominantly south facing slopes. The shallow, welldrained soils, reminiscent of those found in Burgundy’s Côte d’Or, are alkaline in nature and comprised mainly of calcareous clay. The distinctive attributes of this site—cool climate, steep hillsides and low-yielding soils—combine to produce complex, richly textured wines that are concentrated, yet elegant.