One million years in the making – Monterey, CA
Lockwood Vineyard, born from the 1,850-acre San Lucas Vineyard in Monterey, boasts one of the most compelling terroirs in this region. The French term, “terroir” encompasses all the natural factors involved in grape-growing — sun, rain, altitude and soil characteristics. These elements essentially define the unique soul of each grape grown in that place.
Lockwood Vineyard terroir includes cool air from Monterey Bay’s Blue Grand Canyon which collides with the warm air at the base of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Our distinctive soil, “Lockwood Shaly Loam” — one million years in the making — consists of crushed fossilized seashells similar to chalk and limestone, reminiscent of the soils of Chablis in Burgundy, France. And its proximity to the coast creates the perfect growing area for cooler climate varietals such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Bright, pure sun exposure also makes the vineyard well-suited for distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon. Learn more about what Lockwood Vineyard has to offer here.