El Rey Pinot Noirr:
El Rey wine is handcrafted every step of the way using small lots, old world techniques, and a lot of love and attention. .
Our El Rey vineyard is located even farther west than the Santa Rita hills appellation, close to the La Purisima Mission. Wes Hagen from Clos Pepe, Native9 wines and a lecturer at The San Francisco School of Wines did the original land assessment over 20 years ago. Ryan Carr of Carr vineyards planted our Pinot Noir. We learned from the best and continue to practice best organic methods for our vineyard.
Santa Rita Hills is known for its 115 clone Pinot Noir. We planted half our blocks in 115, but the new rising star is 828, so our other blocks are 828. We do the pruning, weeding, leaf removal, and harvest ourselves with a little help of friends and family.