The Michael Mara Vineyard is small, situated on flat rocky soil, and has expansive blue skies. The vines are visible from the road. As you pull into the driveway you can almost reach out and touch the vines.
Located just west of the town of Sonoma and at the base of the Sonoma Mountain range, Michael Mara Vineyard is planted on top of rocky lobe and red soil. It is truly a unique site for growing Chardonnay in California, with the fruit absorbing lots of the marine air along with minerality from the rocky soil. The vineyard was planted in 2006 by Steve Matthiasson and the Idell family and has always been farmed organically.
AVA: Sonoma Coast & Sonoma Valley
Farming Practices: Organic, Dry Farmed
Varietals Grown: Chardonnay
Wines Produced: Michael Mara Chardonnay