We grow Sauvignon Blanc grapes, and only Sauvignon Blanc, at an elevation of 1,385 feet in the Big Valley region of Northern California. We sell Sauvignon Blanc grapes and bulk wine to small and mid-sized premium wineries.
Big Valley is known for its gravel seams and rich loam soil at the edge of the Kelseyville Bench. The area produces remarkable Sauvignon Blanc, and our vineyard is proud of the quality of our grapes. The vineyard has a northeastern exposure and soil that is rich in nutrients. The climate is ideal for Sauvignon Blanc production. Warm days and cool nights (averaging 94 and 48 degrees respectively during the growing season) produce a thick-skinned grape with excellent tropical fruit characteristics and a muted herbaceous background.
We work with small and mid-sized premium wineries. Wines made from our 2011 harvest typically retail for $17 to $25 a bottle. Please check back on our "what's new" tab for updates on releases from both the 2011 and 2012 harvests. The wineries we work with have all won medals for their Sauvignon Blanc in national and international competitions.
We understand that those who make premium wines have their own individual preferred styles of winemaking. We're happy to work closely with you to ensure that our grapes fit precisely with the wine style that you want. From canopy management through thinning and leafing into the actual harvest, we work according to your specifications.
2012 will be see a much different retail market than was true over the past three or four years. Consumers are moving back into higher-end wines and there is a growing number of emerging high end small wineries. We're currently working with a few small wineries and hope to work with at least two more this year. Interested in a vineyard that appreciates your winemaking craft? Give us a call.
The crop from our 2011 harvest was exceptional. We're now looking forward to the 2012 harvest. We have a story to tell about high quality grapes, our ability to work with both large and small buyers, and the way that we manage our vineyard. We hope that you will take time to learn about our vineyard, our management practices, and how we can provide you with the highest quality grapes priced in line with today's wine market. Call or email us with any questions.
Big Valley Sauvignon Blanc
P.O. Box 271
Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423