At the heart of our winemaking philosophy is one essential prerequisite...the ‘right fruit’. Our winemaker works in tandem with nature to create all-natural, palate-pleasing wines.
La Lomita consists of a collection of moving parts, each playing a fundamental role in its success. The vineyard at La Lomita Ranch spans 25 acres planted at the base of Islay Hill and offers an all encompassing wine experience that caters to every level of wine wisdom.
The birthplace or our most celebrated wine, the vineyard at La Lomita Ranch is perfectly placed at the base of Islay Hill. The ninth peak on the eastern end of a chain of volcanic peaks that run throughtout California's Central Coast. Providing a clay-rich Diablo soil series. The neutral pH and drainage qualities of this volcanic soil make it ideal for grape growth.
The vineyard enjoys the best of both worlds, with moderate sunshine and ocean breezes that bring a cool morning fog, also known as a “marine layer”. Our extended growing season allows the grapes time to develop more complex flavors for deliciously unique wines as a result.
We carefully select varietals that thrive in fine-texted, volcanic soils.
Albariño - A white grape historically grown in northwest Spain and Portugal. It typically produces lightly colored but aromatic and high acid light-bodied wines that often exhibit ripe citrus and stone fruit flavors.
Chardonnay - One of the most popular and widely planted white grapes in the world, the flavors of Chardonnay can range from apple, citrus and flint in cool climates to peach, melon and tropical fruit in moderate to warm climates. Versions that see time in oak can display tones like vanilla and toast,.
Pinot Noir - A light-bodied red wine grape that is behind some of the world’s most prized wines and the world's most popular light-bodied red wine. Pinot Noir is loved for its red fruit, flower, and spice aromas that are accentuated by a long, smooth finish.
Grenache - Th Grenache grape is actually believed to be native to Spain, where it is commonly referred to as Garnacha. These light, thin-skin purple grape are often subtly spiced, expressing bright red fruit, like strawberry, raspberry and tart cherry notes.
Syrah - Syrah, also known as Shiraz, is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine. It typically displays dark fruit flavors from sweet blueberry to savory black olive with a subtle undertone of tobacco and spice.