Unity Under One Sky
It’s safe to say One Sky is one of our more beautiful properties, nestled on the top of rural Sonoma Mountain. This unique site is unusually high for pinot noir and chardonnays, lending itself to layered, multi-dimensional wines. The name One Sky comes from its elevated perspective of San Francisco all the way to the coast of Sonoma, epitomizing that we all live under one sky. View the in-depth vineyard book here.
Sonoma Mountain is locally known for the production of warmer-climate grapes. Inspired by the success of a neighboring vineyard and excited about the potential interplay of elevation and cool microclimate, we designed and built the One Sky Vineyard to house only pinot noir and chardonnay. We couldn’t be happier with our choice as we have found the nuances of the location and all facets of the local terroir to greatly manifest themselves in a vineyard of diverse influence, resulting in wines of great complexity.
The One Sky Vineyard was mainly a natural hillside until we designed and built our largest Monopole Vineyard on the site. Untouched by extensive cultivation or grazing, the site was less a canvas for our design as it was a time-honored, pre-determined location of natural influence begging for a purpose and focused use. As we obliged, our design and development of the vineyard took painstaking care to fit the vineyard and our practices to the land itself, and not lose touch or focus with the wild natural history of the location.
The soil at One Sky Vineyard is remarkable and showcases a range of characteristics, each playing a vital role in shaping the flavors and textures of our wines. The Goulding cobbly clay loam, distinguished by its reddish hue and medium-fine texture, has excellent drainage properties and ensures the roots dive deep into the earth for nourishment. The volcanic origins of this soil provide a wealth of essential minerals that contribute to the fertility and vitality of our vineyard.
The One Sky Chardonnay vines are the highest vines planted in the Sonoma Mountain AVA at around 1400 ft in elevation. At this higher elevation, the daytime temperatures stay lower throughout the day, leaving this fruit ample hang time to develop nuanced and expressive flavors. Couple that with a Wente clonal selection, and you get fruit that has wonderful density and broad mouthfeel while still retaining the vibrant acidity to make Chardonnay shine.
The One Sky Pinot Noir vines sit at 1300 feet in elevation, some of the highest vines in the Sonoma Mountain AVA. At this elevation, the winds move freely through the vines, and daytime temps stay cool. The Pinot Noir that comes off this vineyard makes wines that express both pretty red-fruit and some more spice and earthy components. These wines can be both elegant and contain dense fruit notes, making wines of immense complexity.
AVA: Sonoma Mountain
Elevation: 1150’ – 1470’
Soils: Goulding Cobbly Clay Loam, Spreckels Loam
Varietals: Pinot Noir 7.84 acres | Chardonnay 3.04 acres
Pinot Noir Clones: 943, Calera, Swan, 777, 115
Chardonnay Clones: Wente
Acres: 60 total; 10.88 planted
- One Sky Vineyard Chardonnay | Sonoma Mountain
- One Sky Vineyard Pinot Noir | Sonoma Mountain
Our Heritage collection of wines hail from the most expansive estate vineyards in our collection. Durell, Gap’s Crown, and Walala are all known for producing rich, complex, deep wines that stand the test of time. From vintage to vintage, these wines surprise and delight.