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  • Founded: 1998 by Ben & Bonnie Benoit 

  • Region and grape source: Winery is located in Valle de Guadalupe, approximately 11 miles from the Pacific Ocean. All grapes are estate grown. 

  • Annual production: 250 cases of red and 30 cases of white

  • Number of wines made: 2

  • Vineyard elevations and grape origins: 

    • Valle de Guadalupe - 932 ft - (Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Rousanne, Grenache Noir, Counoise, Syrah, Mourvedre) Slight northwestern orientation and soils of a sandy loam. Vines were planted from 2009 thru 2011. 

  • Winemaker: Veronica Santiago (Mexican born, lives Valle de Guadalupe)  

  • Click HERE to visit their website

  • Other notes:

    • All wines are made from estate vineyards that are organically and sustainable cultivated.

    • All grapes are picked by hand and pressed in a basket press. 

    • A number of the clippings for the white wine came from the prestigious Beaucastel vineyard in France's Chateaunuef du Pape region. 

    • The intention is to fashion their wine in a style similar to that of Vieux Telegraphe in Chateuneuf du Pape. It is to this end that their vineyard is planted with the same percentages of plants of each grape variety as the La Crau vineyard from which the Brunier family crafts Telegraphe.

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