Piedrasassi sources Syrah from select vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley and Sta. Rita Hills, and cultivates an estate vineyard in the Arroyo Grande Valley, some six miles from the ocean. Receptive to the daily rhythms of the Pacific’s cooling winds and pervasive fog, these valleys and, in particular, their constituent hillsides, are host to some of California’s most compelling terroir for Syrah.
In the winery, we strive to coax from each harvest its individual expression of place. We cultivate the native yeasts of our vineyards before fermenting without additives or the manipulation of temperature. We often make use of the whole grape cluster – its berries and stems. Our wines are then raised in large, used barrels, and, finally, bottled with only minimal sulfur – and without any fining or filtration.