Mesa del Sol Vineyard
AVA: Arroyo Seco
Year Planted: 1999
Acres: 7 total (1.25 Sangiovese)
Mesa del Sol lies in the hot Arroyo Seco gorge at the foot of the Santa Lucia mountain range. I was connected with vineyard owner/manager Ann Hougham in 2017 when I was exploring additional sites for Margins to begin making red wines. Ann has been dedicated to organic practices since the beginning, utilizing composting and cover cropping to introduce additional life to these rocky, lean soils.