HOMEWINES & VINEYARDSESTATE VINEYARD
The pride of Bouchaine owners, Gerret and Tatiana Copeland, our Estate Vineyards total 85 sustainably farmed acres of the entire 104 acres of the winery estate.
A signature of our estate vineyards are the unique twin hills jutting up from the otherwise gently rolling hills of the Carneros. Portrayed on our wine label, the “Garretto Hills” are named for the estates original founder Johnny Garretto.
The two hills present a distinctive aspect for the pinot noir planted there. They are the southern most vineyards in the Carneros region and some of the highest vineyards in the region. From atop the hills one can see the San Pablo and San Francisco bays. The marine influence from the bay region is tantamount in establishing the distinctive character of the entire Carneros region.
The Garetto hills also lord over additional estate vines that undulate in small rises and valleys around the winery. Clay loam and cobbled soils, rows of beneficial grasses set the stage for the pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot gris and pinot meunier planted there.
Winemaker Mike Richmond feels that our estate vineyards consistently produce the best wines in our cellar.
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