El Pomar District
One of the ideal places in the world to grow grapes due to the confluence of cool sea breezes, great soils, and just enough water, El Pomar is a viticultural paradise.
El Pomar has long been an agricultural epicenter, warm enough to ripen Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah but cool enough to keep their delicate and often overlooked aromatics. Once California's almond capital, it is now exploding with olive groves, orchards, and of course, high-quality red wines.
- Major Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Grenache
- Vineyard acres: 2,000 (809 hectares)
- Established: 2014
- Elevation Range: 740 – 1,600 ft (225-490 m)
- Total Area: 21,300 acres (8620 hectares)
- Diurnal shift: 25 – 35 ºF (14-19ºC)
- Annual Rainfall: 15 inches (381 mm)
- Soils: Alluvial loam, calcareous (limestone), and silt