Toyon Farm’s vineyards lie in the heart of the Carneros region bordering Hyde, Cakebread and Bayview Vineyards.
The Carneros American Viticultural Area (AVA) stretches from the San Pablo Bay up to the southern tips of the towns of Napa and Sonoma and spans the Petaluma gap to the Napa River. While the region is typically defined by cool, foggy weather and dense clay-loam soils, the northeast corner of Carneros has a more mixed geologic pedigree.
A majority of Toyon’s vineyards sit in loamy soil derived from sedimentary rock, though volcanic tufa and gravel beds crop up in some corners of the ranch. The larger vineyard blocks are on western-facing slopes, capturing the warmth and light that breaks after the customary morning fog. This unique combination makes the estate highly suitable for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals, producing premium grapes. The vineyard is maintained by abundant water from two irrigation ponds.
Pinot Noir: 13.9 +/- acres
Chardonnay: 21.08 +/- acres