Located just twelve miles from the Pacific Ocean and nestled in the Santa Lucia Coastal Mountain Range, in the heart of the “Templeton Gap,” rests our westerly and second estate vineyard, Heart Hill Vineyard. Purchased in 2003, Heart Hill Vineyard is home to 140 acres, of which 46 acres are planted to wine grapes.
This vineyard boasts a marine influenced climate of warm day and cool night temperatures and an extended growing season. These climate conditions, along with the rocky siltstone soils, allow us to slowly ripen fruit with rich varietal characteristics and intensely colored berries.
In 2007, 18 acres of vines were planted at Heart Hill Vineyard with another 26 acres planted in 2010. In total, twelve varieties are grown here: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir, Malbec, Marsanne, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Roussanne, Sauvignon Musque, Semillion and Syrah.
The namesake of this vineyard comes from a long-standing oak grove that grew over many years into the shape of a heart. This heart-shaped oak grove serves as the backdrop to our hospitality center.