The 5-acre Topotero vineyard sits next door to the Bassi Vineyard in Avila Beach. Surrounded by gardens, palm trees, apples and a creek bed, this little vineyard is one of my favorites. Grafted to Gamay from Pinot Noir in 2019, this marks our first attempt at producing one of my favorite varietals. Farmed practicing organic by Ben Taylor, this is his home vineyard. The wine is fermented with 60% whole cluster for 10 days, then pressed with the wooden basket press. Bottled 8 month later without fining or filtering.
Think white pepper, green peppercorn, & fresh strawberry