*Flowers Camp Meeting Ridge Pinot Noir
Flowers Camp Meeting Ridge Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, USA
Vintage 2007: [BH 91]
Vintage 2008: [CT 90]
In the early 19th century, Russian fur traders came to this ridge top to trade with the local Kashaya Indians who congregated here to escape the heat of the inland valleys. Over time this “Camp Meeting” spot gave the ridge its name. When Joan and Walt Flowers established the vineyard in 1991, they felt it was a fitting tribute to the history of the site to assign this name to their fledgling vineyard.
Located just two miles from the Pacific Ocean, the ranch consists of 321 acres with 18 acres planted to Chardonnay and only 11 acres of Pinot Noir. Elevations range from 1,150 to 1,450 feet, positioning the vineyard above the coastal fog layer, thus allowing generous amounts of sunshine during the growing season. This unique combination of abundant sunshine and cooling fog rolling in and out of the vineyard creates an ideal — and idyllic — growing environment for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.