Grapes and Wines From the Malibu Coast
The Malibu Coast in Southern California is a large AVA, or American viticultural area. It covers the area northwest of Los Angeles, including the Santa Monica mountains. With a climate similar to that of the Mediterranean ecosystem, the Malibu Coast AVA encompasses just under 45,000 acres of privately owned vineyards.
Although it is one of the newer AVAs in the United States, having become an official AVA in July 2014, the Malibu Coast area is already renowned for its viticulture. Some of the most talked-about grape varieties from this area are Cabernet, Chardonnay and Sauvignon.
How Does the Malibu Coast AVA Soil and Climate Contribute to the Winemaking Process?
Thanks to the rain shadow effect and the volcanic and mineral composition of the soil, the Malibu Coast AVA has the perfect conditions for grapes to grow. This AVA is home to several microclimates. The microclimates allow for both warm climate and cool climate wines.
We’ve fostered a special relationship with the Malibu Coast and are so grateful to be able to grow such marvelous wines from this region. As we continue to expand our portfolio of wines, we want to share with you our offerings...
By matching soil chemistry with the genetics of rootstock, we have ensured the best possible growing conditions for our grapes. Our vineyards consist of the following: