Crown Point is nestled amongst the foothills of the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA (American Viticultural Area), where the east-west running Santa Ynez mountain range intersects with the north-south San Rafael mountain range. The east-west traverse mountain range is a geographical anomaly in itself, and only one of a few in the world. The mountains that flank the valley channel the cool oceanic winds into the very warm Happy Canyon every evening, creating a fifty-degree swing between daytime high and nighttime low temperatures.
These distinct climatic conditions, coupled with the vineyard’s south-facing orientation and its gravely loam soil studded with mineral-laden rocks, are all factors in what makes Crown Point a profoundly unique place to grow Bordeaux grape varieties.
Crown Point is a 104 acre ranch, 50 acres of which are planted to vines, exclusively Bordeaux varieties.
Originally built as a horse barn in 1999 with a collective car garage, the winery building has been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility, purposefully designed to accommodate the demands of the vineyard and the high standard to which the wines from Crown Point are held.