The Vineyard

Clos Pepe estate Vineyard in Lompoc, CA

It all starts in the vineyard.

The California Central Coast wind, fog, low temperatures and cool summer allow us to produce wines unlike any in the world.

The East-West valleys of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA pull cold air off the Pacific, and our sea-bed soils intensely limit vigor.

Small vines, small clusters, small berries, and thick skins give us the perfect storm for producing exceptional Pinot Noirs — from elegant to hefty; from young, winking fruit-bombs to delicate and earthy wines that are wisened and complex from experience in the cellar.

Clos Pepe, from 1998-2014,  provided grapes to some of the best wineries in California.  Napa and Sonoma pinot and chardonnay producers such as Walt (Hall Wines), Siduri / Novy Wines, AP Vin all sourced fruit from Clos Pepe, as did a number of Central Coast producers (both past and present) such as Liquid Farm, Arcadian, Au Bon Climat, Hitching Post, Ojai Vineyard, Ken Brown Wines, Longoria Wines, Babcock Winery, Loring Wine Company, Flying Goat, Small and Tall, Conarium and Wan Fiore Project.

Clos Pepe Vineyards is currently being leased to Hall/Walt Wines in Saint Helena, CA.  They are responsible for farming the vineyard and providing fruit to the winemaking producers who are still under contract.