Sun Chase Vineyard

Chardonnay | Pinot Noir

Vineyard Owners: The Guarachi Family

Located on a southwest facing hillside between 900’ and 1400’ feet at the confluence of where the Petaluma Gap collides with Sonoma Mountain, Sun Chase is planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in a region quickly becoming recognized for growing world-class wine. This is one of the most highly sought-after vineyards in the Petaluma Gap. Its climate is heavily influenced by cool ocean breezes but it sits above the fog line for a nice balance of heat stress on the grapevines, allowing for slow and even maturation of the fruit. In the early morning, blankets of fog often cover the plain below the vineyard; all the while the sun warms the slopes of Sun Chase as the fog burns off. Then, the late afternoon gives way to the cool winds coming through the gap, creating an exceptional environment for cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.


AVA Sonoma Coast
Block Names Chardonnay Block 9 (1.57 ac) | Pinot Noir Block 14 (3.57 ac)
Rows Rows 11-44 | Rows 86-93
Soil Type Goulding cobbly clay loam
Elevation 1000' | 1200'
Clones 76 (Chardonnay) | 777 (Pinot Noir)
Rootstock 3309
Orientation East-West | Northeast-Southwest
Spacing 3.2’ x 6’
Year Planted 2007