Slide Hill Vineyard
Edna Valley AVA

Located at the southern end of the Edna Valley AVA against the Santa Lucia mountain range, Slide Hill Vineyard is a breathtaking site. Less than five miles from the Pacific Ocean, this vineyard rests just above sea level in elevation.  This proximity allows the vineyard to enjoy the coastal breezes that sweep through the Edna Valley every day.

Planted predominantly to Syrah, with a smattering of other varieties, this vineyard is Demeter Biodynamic certified since 2009.  This practice falls into line with my philosophy of very minimal handling of the soils, vines and fruit.  The Syrah off this vineyard is a dream come true. Lush and vibrant, there is a sort of softness to the berries that I quite enjoy.

Today, this vineyard is owned and farmed by Brook Williams and his siblings. Though this site has quite the history, even in its young age. This property was originally established by the vibrant Bob Linquist of Qupe. I feel very fortunate to be farming fruit from this cool climate vineyard, and enjoy working alongside the Williams family. 

Vineyard Distinction Nicora Distinction
AVA: Edna Valley Block Exposure: East and West
Elevation: 325 - 470 feet Varieties: Syrah
Planted: 2005 Found In: Slide Hill Vineyard Designate 
Soil Composition: limestone, shale and volcanic  

Acreage: 39