Santa Margarita Ranch: A New AVA?

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On California’s Central Coast, half-way between the mision sites of San Luis Obispo and San Miguel, the Margarita Vineyard stands alone as the only vineyard in the vicinity. It is nestled into the rugged Santa Lucia Mountain range, yet near the coast where Franciscan missionaries first grew grapes here more than 200 years ago.

While the peaks are the most conspicuous evidence of the area’s geologic history, Margarita Vineyard is rich with other sights that exemplify the diversity of its terroir, including rolling hills, dramatic outcroppings and petrified oyster shells. In fact, the vineyard could be viewed as a hybrid of the cooler Edna Valley to the south and warmer climate of Paso Robles to the north. It has inland sheltering from the surrounding mountains, yet is merely 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

Join us as Jay, Mark and I visit the Santa Margarita Ranch, and literally dig into the vineyard to see why this historic site is so unique.

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