Santa Maria Valley
Owned by: Burk and Espinosa families
Vineyard Manager: Gary Burk
Varietals: Pinot Noir (Martini clone)
Located in the heart of the Santa Maria Valley, these low-yielding vines grow on a sandy plateau with great drainage. The vines are entirely own-rooted. Now over 28 years old, the vines uniquely originated from a Martini selection from Burgundy. The Pinot Noir consequently is highly perfumed, of silky delicacy and fine texture. My interpretation of this vineyard focuses on lightness and charm, beauty and elegance, highlighting strawberry notes with a slight earthy “nori-like” quality. My friendship with Vineyard Owner and Manager Gary Burk adds a special dimension.