Vineyards & Wine of the Santa Rosa Plateau

Welcome back to La Cresta Life. Today, we’re talking about vineyards on the Santa Rosa plateau.

We’re standing at a Vineyard owned by a producer called Plateau Vineyards. It’s a winery here on the plateau. Remember, there’s no commercial wineries. Everything is done by appointment. So this is not an area that’s going to get tour buses and a lot of people driving around aimlessly and this particular Winery is everything is Estate produced.

So on the grounds here we have in the white family Albarino, which is what I’m drinking now. It’s a Spanish grape kind of a cross between a Pinot Gris and a Chardonnay. They also grow Pinot Grigio and sSauvignon Blanc. In the red family we’ve got Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

I was asked to write an article a number of years ago about wine and grape growing on the Santa Rosa plateau. I learned from an early grower  in 1975. that said UC Davis came to the Santa Rosa Plateau to test the condition and from what I understand, it was ballistically a “yay”.  People I have run into as recently as today say that the terra up here is the most amazing place in Southern California. So if you’re interested in growing grapes being a hobby grower or growing seriously, you should really take a look at the Santa Rosa Plateau.

Thanks to the plateaus very own, Plateau Vineyards for having us here today and thank you for joining us. We look forward to having you being introduced to the wines of the Plateau. We look forward to seeing you next time on La Cresta life. Cheers.