Our five vineyards are located in the Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco appellations within the world-class Monterey Wine Country, which is home to 175 vineyards and nine American Viticulture Areas (AVAs).
Poppy Hillside Vineyard-Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard established in 1972, 220 acres of Old Estate Select Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Silva Family Vineyard-Arroyo Seco
Vineyard established in 1997, 50 acres of Pinot Noir
Beeswax Vineyard-Arroyo Seco
Vineyard established in 2000, 24 acres of organically farmed Pinot Noir, Greanche Blanc, Roussanne and Picpoul Blanc
Bella Vita Vineyard- Arroyo Seco
Vineyard established in 2006, 254 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Evelina Marie Estate Vineyard-Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard established in 2012, 10 acres of Pinot Noir.
The soil, weather and farming are the three major components that make Poppy wines exceptional.
The soil at our vineyards is composed of an accumulation of sediment from the Salinas River, which creates a unique variability that is the foundation of the complexity in our wines year after year.
The Arroyo Seco and Santa Lucia Highlands appellations share similar weather patterns that allow us to grow amazing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Nighttime temperatures tend to stay between 50 and 55 degrees, while daytime temperatures range from 70 to 80 degrees. This moderate climate, combined with the coastal fog, contributes to the low pH, bright acidity and red fruit flavors in the counties Pinot Noirs.
We take a very targeted approach in hydrating the vines leveraging our AquaCheck system, which monitors the percentage of soil moisture down to 60”. This allows our team to apply just enough water to fill the vines root zone, giving us the ability to precisely control vegetative growth and encourage better flavor development and color.