Suisun Valley appellation, a pristine wine growing region nestled between
two coastal mountain ranges southeast of Napa Valley.
Suisun Valley lies within the southern end of two ranges of the Coast Range,
the Vaca Mountains to the east and the Mt George Range to the west.
Suisun Valley terminates in the south at the marshlands of Suisun Bay.
To the north Suisun Valley rolls up into Wooden Valley at the Napa County line.
Length: Approximately 8 miles
Width: Approximately 3 miles at widest point
Orientation: north to south, split mid valley to two fingers
Drainage: Suisun and Ledgewood Creeks drain into Suisun Bay.
Suisun Valley lies within Coastal area climates characterized by cool moist winds blowing inland from the ocean and San Francisco/San Pablo Bay almost continuously from May through early Fall. Spring frosts often mitigated by proximity to Suisun Bay.
Climate Type: mid region III as classified by the University of California Davis system of heat summarization by degree days, 0.
Accumulation: averages roughly 3,350 degree days per year.
mid valley avg 3,250 to 3,450 degree days per year
upper valley avg 3,700 to 3,750 degree days per year
Suisun Valley consists of a mixture of soils, zoned within the valley floor, and additional none typed soils within the undeveloped hillsides.
Soil types include:
Brentwood clay loam
San Ysidro sandy loam
Sycamore silty loam
Rincon clay loam
Gross Acreage of AVA 15,000
Under Vine Acre Estimate 3,000
On Dec 1816, the governor of Mendoza, Don Toribio Luzuriaga built & donated
two large properties to Don Jose of San Martin and his Daughter Doña Tomasa
in recognition of the meritorious service to Argentina
The property was acquired by Don Lorenzo Guerrero On August 2, 1946,
(spanish immigrants) and the land was dedicated to viticulture. Three generations
of the Guerrero family has worked this vineyard with a great passion for the Malbec
Terroir: sandy Loam soil
Clone: selection massale on its own roots .
14 acres planted, single cordon system
WINE STYLE: Rich plum, cassis and red currant fruits with spice &
black pepper notes. Full bodies wine with soft & mellow tannins.
Curico Valley, Chile
The Curico Valley has been a wine grape growing region since the 1800’s,
and is now starting to attract more attention due their increasing high quality.
Curico, with its Mediterranean climate, the Guaiquillo river running along its side,
and the surrounding mountains on both the east and west sides, creates the
perfect fertile soil for wine grapes.
The Curico Valley is located about 115 miles South of Santiago. A large portion of
the Curico Valley has been cultivated by Miguel Torres. Miguel came to Chile in the
1970's and decided to introduce Chile to his Spanish winemaking roots.
The Curico Valley is known for it's micro climates and the ability to grow over
30 different wine grape varieties. The valley is shielded from the ocean and is
surrounded by the Andes Mountains; making it an ideal growing region for
bold reds and bright white wines.
Terroir: Sandy, clay, decomposed granite
Climate: Mediterranean, About 28 inches of rain per year.
WINE STYLE: Fruit forward, complex, with luscious dark fruit, jam, leather,
dark chocolate, and sometimes a hint of pepper. Medium to full bodied wines
with a smooth finish.
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