The Heart of our Vineyard Designate Wines
We source our grapes from our preferred and, in many cases, exclusive, vineyards—farmed meticulously—yielding exceptional fruit grown to our winemakers’ exact standards. Rootstocks and grape clones are carefully selected based on each vineyard’s soil to assure each variety is suited to its environment. We employ canopy management techniques to optimize fruit maturation and color preservation. To enhance each variety’s flavor profile, we thin the clusters, allowing the grapevine to focus all its energy on only the best berries.
Above all, we adhere to sustainable viticulture practices in the vineyard and the cellar, making sure that the environment is paramount in our efforts.
We are proud to work with these remarkable vineyards to produce our Vineyard Designate series wines.
Bismark Vineyard is located in the Mayacamas Mountains high above the city of Sonoma, in the sub-appellation of Moon Mountain District. The soils in this vineyard are rocky and well-draining. Sitting at an elevation high above the fog line at 2100 feet, this steeply sloped vineyard benefits from cooler air temperatures, yet intense sun light, adding to the depth of this wine.
We source chardonnay grapes from the acclaimed Dutton Ranch (usually from the Mills Station Vineyard and Shop Block). Located in the Green Valley sub-AVA of Russian River Valley, which lies within Sonoma Coast, the notably cool, foggy climate of this region delivers nice acidity and citrus flavors to the wine while the Goldridge and Sebastopol Clay Loam soils add to its complexity.
H. Klopp Vineyard
H. Klopp vineyard, owned by Ted Klopp and daughter Lauren Klopp Williams is located just 11 miles from the coast, outside of the town of Sebastopol. H. Klopp is planted to Chardonnay and produces vibrant, acid-driven, structured fruit. The coastal climate and the Goldridge sandy loam soils are perfect for Chardonnay.
Jay Morris Vineyard
Jay Morris purchased his namesake vineyard in 1980. Located just outside of the town of Sebastopol, just 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean this small, 4-acre vineyard is planted to Pinot Noir. The proximity to the ocean provides a cool coastal climate, ideal for a slow-ripening growing season. The Jay Morris Vineyard produces dense, well-structured grapes that add a lot to our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.
J McK Estate Vineyard
The J McK Estate Vineyard is located on our winery property in Carneros. The vineyard name is derived from Proprietor John Sweazey’s children, John Michael and McKenna. The climate on the estate is influenced by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean. The cooling influence of the anabatic winds allows the grapes a longer hang time prior to harvest, to slowly develop intense flavors while adding brightness and acidity to the final wine.
Many of our Rhône varieties are sourced from Landa Vineyard, located in the low eastern foothills of the Mayacamas, tucked away just one mile from the town square in Sonoma. This site experiences warm days, and is protected from winds. This, combined with the cool valley nights, makes the vineyard ideal for slow, even ripening.
Las Brisas Vineyard
Las Brisas Vineyard, part of the Mahoney Estate, translates to “the breezes” and sits on the Sonoma side of the appellation. It is named for the winds that drive morning fog from the vineyards and bring in cooling breezes in the late afternoon. The predominantly clay soils of Carneros are shallow, this combined with the influences of the nearby San Pablo Bay, yield remarkable fruit year after year.
The O’Connor vineyard is the culmination of a dream of owners Jim and Mary O’Connor. They worked with renowned Sonoma grower, Warren Dutton to get this 10-acre vineyard planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in 1995-1996. Anaba began sourcing fruit from the O’Connor vineyard in 2015 and we are so grateful to work with this kind and passionate family. The property is just 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean and is planted on Goldridge sandy loam soils. Cool, foggy nights allow for a longer growing season and for the fruit to develop complexity and texture.
Pepperwood Ridge is the newest addition to the Anaba single-vineyard wines. This beautiful vineyard located in the Petaluma Gap is a small, family-owned vineyard with gorgeous sweeping views of Sonoma Valley. The vineyard is farmed organically and is planted to all Pinot Noir.
We source Syrah from the Pigasus Vineyard, previously known as Alta Ridge Vineyard. This stunning vineyard is up at the top of Sonoma Mountain overlapping both the Bennett Valley AVA and the Sonoma Mountain AVA. These 10 acres are planted on a well-drained mix of soils from sandy loam to clay loam with moderate amounts of small volcanic rocks. Dale and Amy Harvey are the owners, fellow wine lovers, and pig enthusiasts (hence the name, Pig-asus).
Sangiacomo Roberts Road Vineyard
From Sonoma’s long respected family growers comes the fruit for our Sangiacomo — Roberts Road Vineyard Pinot Noir. Planted in 1999, Roberts Road Vineyard lies in the newly designated (December 2017) but long revered Petaluma Gap AVA. For nearly half the day the vineyard is shrouded in fog and also influenced by coastal breezes, lending itself to slow, even growing and fruit development.
The Snow Vineyard is a small, well-manicured vineyard nestled on the east side of Sonoma, just a couple miles from the Sonoma Plaza. The Sonoma Valley warm days and cool evenings create ideal conditions for Picpoul Blanc and Grenache Blanc—showcasing the vibrant acids for which these varietals are known.
The Soberanes Vineyard, located in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands, builds upon a tradition of high quality growing practices. Working together, the Pisoni and Franscioni families, whose friendship spans three generations and are known for the Pisoni, Garys’, Rosella’s and Sierra Mar Vineyards, added Soberanes Vineyard to their portfolio. Pinot Noir is often referred to as the Holy Grail of wines and one of the most challenging grapes to grow. A perfect fit for the cold pockets of California’s coastline, the variety produces beautiful wines in the Santa Lucia Highlands. The Salinas Valley fog and wind allow for slow ripening — a requirement for producing intense, yet elegant Pinot Noir.
Teldeschi Vineyard Home Ranch
Nestled in the heart of Dry Creek Valley, Ray Teldeschi’s meticulous vineyard grows highly sought after grapes. His reputation as a remarkable farmer shows in the fruit quality. The vineyard follows an easterly slope up to the bench land, one level above the valley floor, with volcanic boomer series soil that contributes a signature spice to much of Ray’s fruit. Southern exposure guarantees plenty of sunlight and the valley’s warm days followed by cool nights result in perfect conditions for red varietals such as Petite Sirah.
Wildcat Mountain Vineyard
Planted in 1998 by vintner Steve MacRostie and partners, Wildcat Mountain is a hilltop vineyard (700 feet above sea level) often in the middle of the fog and vigorously challenged by the wind. The soils are rocky and well-draining. The nearby San Pablo Bay contributes to the overall terroir and climate. All together these elements make the vines struggle and produce distinct flavors in the finished wine.
Wind Down at Anaba Wines
Get ready to relax on our patio or settle into the cozy embrace of our Vintners House as you discover the world of Anaba wines. Upon arrival, select your preferred flight and indulge in sips, stories, and a delectable selection of tasty nibbles.