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Wines From Acclaimed California Vineyards

The Estancia Story

Estancia is translated from the Spanish word for “estate,” and emphasizes our conviction that the world’s best wines capture the essence of their place of origin. That has been our philosophy since the creation of Estancia in 1986, when our founder, Agustin Huneeus, bought vineyards in the Monterey town of Soledad, on California’s Central Coast.

With over 30 years of experience, Estancia relies on the benefits of boutique-style winemaking techniques, including whole-cluster fermentation, gentle punch downs, and basket pressing. It is this crafting of the wines, from grapes to bottle, that results in our consistent and superior wine quality.

A Diverse Winegrowing Region

Monterey County

The biggest influence on the climate of Monterey County vineyards is invisible, yet its effects are undeniable. The canyon beneath Monterey Bay generates cool Pacific air that results in slow and gentle ripening of the grapes – ideal conditions for crafting excellent quality wines.

CRISP, REFRESHING FLAVOR CRISP, REFRESHING FLAVOR
COOL, MORNING FOG COOL, MORNING FOG
A Diverse Winegrowing Region

Monterey County

The biggest influence on the climate of Monterey County vineyards is invisible, yet its effects are undeniable. The canyon beneath Monterey Bay generates cool Pacific air that results in slow and gentle ripening of the grapes – ideal conditions for crafting excellent quality wines.

CRISP, REFRESHING FLAVOR CRISP, REFRESHING FLAVOR
COOL, MORNING FOG COOL, MORNING FOG

Our Vineyards

In 1986, Estancia’s founder, Agustin Huneeus, bought vineyards in the Monterey town of Soledad. With his over 25 years of experience, Huneeus knew that the cool climate of Monterey is ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which is why he planted our Pinnacles Vineyard to these two varietals. In 1999, we bought additional acres in the warmer Paso Robles where we now grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, and other red Bordeaux varietals for our Meritage blend.

Monterey County AVA:
Pinnacles Vineyard

Cooled by the morning fog and far enough from the Monterey Bay to get a long daily dose of sun and warmth, Pinnacles Vineyard has proved itself to be an ideal site for growing Burgundian varietals, such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Santa Lucia Highlands AVA:
Stonewall Vineyard

Facing east with elevations between 400 and 800 feet, the cool foggy mornings and evenings bookend warm, sunny afternoons, resulting in an extended growing season. Our Stonewall Vineyard has proved ideal for growing Pinot Noir, producing deeply colored and intensely concentrated fruit.

Paso Robles AVA:
Keyes Canyon Vineyard

Hot days and cool nights, meager soils, and stressed vines—these are the hallmarks of the Keyes Canyon Vineyard located in Paso Robles. This benchland vineyard boasts a half-dozen soil types and is the perfect spot for growing Estancia’s Bordeaux varietals, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and our Zinfandel.

Meet The Winemaker

Monica Belavic, Director of Winemaking

With over 15 years of winemaking experience in California’s Central Coast, Monica is an enthusiastic champion for the remarkable growing region.

"At Estancia, I am able to continue my love affair with this region and experiment with many different varietals that this area is so keen to grow. I also have access to some of the most incredible vineyards and grapes in the area." — Monica Belavic

She has a BS in Food Science and Agriculture Business from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Monica Belavic, Director of Winemaking