Our points of interest within the greater Central Coast are found in its remarkable east-west transverse valleys, shaped by an era of tectonic contortion and upheaval. Here, geologic time stands on its head: diverse soils of varying epochs are often entangled. 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 employ, in balance, time-honored technique, observations from our travels, and intuition. 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.
We do not shy away from experimentation, but our work is always in the service of the same principles: Piedrasassi is committed to ecological responsibility and the health of our patrons; our wines are structured to unfurl with age, to share with each passing year a new facet of a time and place; and wine must show up at the dinner table — that is, its most complete expression should be apparent alongside food and in good company.