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ABOUT VENTANA

 

Planted in 1974, the historic Ventana Vineyard is a 300 acre, SIP® certified vineyard in Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco AVA. As multi-generational farmers, our commitment is to do what is best for the land. This means sustainable farming practices that protect the grapes, the land, and the people in our community. 

Ventana is the Spanish word for “window.” The vineyard name comes directly from its location in the shadow of the Santa Lucia Mountains in the Ventana Wilderness of Monterey County. Each afternoon, the maritime influences of the Pacific crawl through between the peaks, like a cat entering through an open window. This coming affect creates the perfect conditions in which to grow world-class, cool-climate varietals, like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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VENTANA WINES

OUR WINES

VENTANA CHARDONNAY

2020

Known for being a world-renowned Chardonnay growing climate thanks to a long and cool growing season with sun, fog, and mid-afternoon winds, the Arroyo Seco AVA in Monterey County, CA continues to produce top wines. Ventana leads the way in defining great Chardonnay by producing a balanced, luscious wine with exotic tropical flavors and enhanced with the finest Oak.

TASTING NOTES

Lush flavors of tropical fruit, kiwi, pineapple, honeysuckle, lemon cake, and meringue. Bright acidity, mineral, and light oak create balance.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay

Appellation: Arroyo Seco, Monterey County
Aged 15 months in French Oak

Alc/Vol: 13.6% 
TA: 5.5 g/L 

pH: 3.5

VENTANA PINOT NOIR

2020

The Arroyo Seco AVA in Monterey County, CA is the perfect growing climate for Pinot Noir thanks to a long and cool growing season with sun, fog, and mid-afternoon winds. The Ventana Pinot Noir varietal produces intense fruit flavors in the cool AVA, delighting taste buds with a dark cherry essence.

TASTING NOTES

Elegant and floral with notes of chocolate covered cherries, earthiness, black pepper, and toffee. Bright acid balances with a velvety mouthfeel.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

Appellation: Arroyo Seco, Monterey County
Aged 16 Months in French Oak

Alc/Vol: 13.7% 
TA: 6.6 g/L 

pH: 3.7

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ABOUT SIP CERTIFIED 

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Promoting Sustainable Winegrowing Since 2008

SIP Certified launched its pilot program in 2008 with 3,700 acres of vines between Monterey and Santa Barbara counties. Today, there are 43,600 vineyard acres in California and Michigan, two wineries and more than 4 million bottles of wine that have been SIP Certified. Consumers around the world can now find a wide array of sustainably produced wines to fit their needs, budgets and stylistic preferences.

SIP Values

  • Social Responsibility - Competitive wages, medical insurance, training, and education.

  • Water Management - Reduced/recycled water in the vineyards and winery.

  • Safe Pest Management - Introduce beneficial insects, attract raptors and plant enriching cover crops to keep vineyards healthy.

  • Energy Efficiency - Alternative fuels and energy sources like solar and wind; minimal tractor usage; enhanced insulation in winery.

  • Habitat - Create wildlife corridors and preserve open space.

  • Business - Ethical practices; treat employees and community with care and respect.

  • Always Evolving - Evolve as new science, technology and research becomes available.

Info from the SIP Certified website.

JOIN VENTANA

As we are early in our process of bringing Ventana and other Folktale Wine Group wines to your doorstep, we aren’t quite ready to launch a wine club, but we invite you to explore our other amazing wines through the wine club at Folktale Winery & Vineyards, home to Ventana Vineyard. Folktale produces California wines that will have you running back for more. 

If you love Ventana Vineyard, and are interested in experiencing the best of California Wine, click below and consider joining the Folktale Wine Club.

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