We believe that exceptional wines are created in harmony with the land. From the mineral-rich, rocky soils of our Santa Ynez Valley vineyard to the skilled hands of our winemaking team, we honor the traditions of winemaking while pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Each bottle of Crown Point wine is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence, and a reflection of the beauty and complexity of the land that inspires us.
The vineyard’s owner and stewards, led by Roger Bower, prioritize understanding and respecting the land’s unique characteristics. This ethos guides their viticulture practices, ensuring that the grapes are grown sustainably and in unity with the environment.
Crown Point Vineyard’s commitment to excellence extends beyond the vineyard as renowned consultants Michel Rolland and Philippe Melka work with winemaker Simon Faury. This team’s expertise and dedication to the craft ensure that Crown Point wines are among the finest in Santa Barbara Wine Country.
An intimate understanding of site is at the core of our viticulture ethos.
Crown Point Vineyards is located in an idyllic location 12 miles north of the Pacific Ocean, nestled between the Santa Ynez coastal range and the San Rafael mountains. The vineyard benefits from a mild Mediterranean climate, perfect for growing a diverse range of grape varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Sauvignon Blanc.
The stress-inducing rocky soil, combined with the climate, creates a unique balance ideal for producing exceptional wines. Crown Point Vineyards is committed to sustainable viticulture practices, ensuring that the grapes are grown in harmony with the environment. This approach results in distinguished wines that showcase the terroir of the vineyard and reflect the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.
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The centerpiece of the Crown Point estate is a beautifully retrofitted horse barn that has been transformed into a state-of-the-art winery. Located in the heart of the estate, the winery is surrounded by 45 acres of planted vines, defining the property as a true estate vineyard.
Inside the winery, visitors will find an impressive display of French oak barrels alongside upright wooden oak fermenters. These traditional methods of winemaking are combined with modern technology, including concrete fermenters and stainless-steel tanks.
The winery’s design and equipment reflect Crown Point’s commitment to quality and sustainability, ensuring that every step of the winemaking process is carefully managed to produce exceptional wines that showcase the unique terroir of the vineyard.
The 2013 vintage was void of extremes consisting of a warm, dry spring that ultimately advanced the season. Fortunately, we avoided the dramatic heat spells that often accompany such advanced timing. The lack of heat waves allowed for seasonally appropriate harvest timing for the Bordeaux varieties. Distinguishing the wines is a full-body, crushed-velvet tannin structure reminiscing the vintage conditions.