Joelle Wine Company sources fruit from some of the greatest grape growing properties available. Each vineyard is professionally managed to our specifications. Below is a list of the vineyards from which we source.
Amber Ridge Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA.
This hillside vineyard is located immediately adjacent to the famed Gary Farrell Starr Ridge vineyard. It was planted in 2000 with Pinot Noir dijon clones 115, 667 and 777 on 101-14 rootstock and was adopted by several high-end pinot wineries for its first harvest in 2003. The vineyard is farmed by a seasoned veteran who practices sustainable agricultural and other progressive viticultural practices.
Bellflower Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Bellflower is a new vineyard with vines planted in a high density (2400 vines per acre) configuration of clones 667 and 777 on Riparia Gloire, the most devigorating of rootstocks. Its ideal location in the Russian River valley makes this high-potential vineyard a lock for producing world-class Pinot Noir.
Bien Nacido Vineyards, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County, CA.
At over 900 acres, it is a vast property whose plantings go back to the 1970's. Bien Nacido supplies lush Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and other varienties to more than 40 producers. Located only 20 miles away, the Pacific Ocean's cooling influence can be felt producing wines with distinctive notes of spice and smoke. The December 2005 edition of Food & Wine Magazine named Bien Nacido one of its Top Ten Vineyards.
Gap's Crown, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, CA
Located on the west side of Sonoma Mountain, its rocky soil combine with winds from the Petaluma Gap to create a challenging growing environment, but one that is producing consistently great fruit. Most of the vineyard has optimal southwest exposure and is a very high density planting with over 2000 vines per acre.
La Encantada Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County, CA
Located on the cooler west side of Santa Rita Hills, and planted in 2001 La Encantada is a certified organic site. It is planted to a range of Dijon clones on devigorating rootstock that produce tiny clusters with yields of 2 tons per acre. The result is classic Santa Rita Hills pinot - dark cherry, earth and spice.
Morris Ranch Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, CA.
Located near the town of Petaluma, it is a dramatic, 100% hillside vineyard. With traditional Sonoma Coast influences of cold and wind, the vineyard's west facing slope ensures that the fruit can fully ripen in this treacherous area. It is planted five feet between vines to a combination of 115, 667, and 777 pinot noir clones. The vineyard is only 6 years old but has already produced pinot noirs rated as "classic" by Wine Spectator.
Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, CA.
Located just west of Gonzales, this 400+ acre vineyard is planted primarily to pinot noir and chardonnay over 30 years ago. Warm, sunny days are bracketed by foggy mornings and evenings creating large daily temperature swings that help maintain acidity and pushing ripening out until late in the season. The vineyard is very gravelly, ensuring excellent drainage, and creates pinot noirs with cherry, blackberry, and spice characteristics.