Howard Family Vineyard

Vineyard Details

Appellation
Santa Cruz Mountains
Varieties
Chardonnay
Budwood
Wente Selection
Soil Type
typically sandy loam over base rock
Aspect
southern, 5-15%
Elevation
570-590 feet
Year Planted
1977

The Howard Family Vineyard in Corralitos is a short distance from the Lester Family Vineyard. This cool site, just miles from Monterey Bay, is ideal for producing a Chardonnay with minimal intervention and great natural acidity. It is a rarity in California vineyards in that it is over 40 years old. It is farmed by Prudy Foxx (who also farms Lester Family Vineyard) and is planted to the Wente selection of Chardonnay, which is known for its excellent acidity.

Wines from Howard Family Vineyard

2018 Howard Family Vineyard Chardonnay

2018 Howard Family Vineyard Chardonnay

The Howard Family Vineyard is one of the oldest plantings of Chardonnay in the Santa Cruz Mountains at over 40 years old. Chardonnay thrives in this vineyard just miles from Monterey Bay in the Corralitos foothills with the result being a wine with beautiful acidity and balance. 230 cases produced. 94 Points- Jeb Dunnuck; 18 pts- Alder Yarrow, JancisRobinson.com; 91 pts- Antonio Galloni, Vinous

750ml $48
1500ml $109 Sold Out  
2017 Howard Family Vineyard Chardonnay

2017 Howard Family Vineyard Chardonnay

The Howard Family Vineyard is one of the oldest plantings of Chardonnay in the Santa Cruz Mountains at over 40 years old. Chardonnay thrives in this vineyard just miles from Monterey Bay in the Corralitos foothills with the result being a wine with beautiful acidity and balance. 285 cases produced. 93 pts- Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast

750ml $53
1500ml $109

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