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Not All Vines Are Created Equal

For centuries, vintners have cultivated cuttings from individual vines that produce exceptional grapes. A select few have stood the test of time, and have been granted numbers to distinguish them. Noble Vines.

Noble Vines Wines

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337 Cabernet Sauvignon

A classic expression of this revered variety, from vine stocks originating at the grand chateaus of Bordeaux.
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446 Chardonnay

From a beloved Chardonnay vine that produces brilliant fruit with rich, mouthwatering flavors.
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667 Pinot Noir

Enfold yourself in this feast for the senses from Pinot Noir 667, a vine selected from Dijon, Burgundy.
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1 Red Blend

A cuvée of grace and splendor, with many layers of dark fruit flavors accented by toasted oak.
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181 Merlot

Generous cherry and vanilla oak flavors, from eminent Bordeaux vine stocks grown in our family vineyards.
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242 Sauvignon Blanc

A treat! Zesty Sauvignon Blanc from the vine stock that made Sauternes and New Zealand famous.
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Vine Stocks

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Vine Stock 337

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Home Vineyard: Clay Station, Lodi, CA
Vine Origin: Bordeaux, France
Soil Match: Clay, rocky clay
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Vine Stock 4 at Block 46

Varietal: Chardonnay
Home Vineyard: San Bernabe, Monterey, CA
Vine Origin: Napa Valley, derived from Burgundy
Soil Match: Well-drained loam, sandy loam
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Vine Stock 667

Varietal: Pinot Noir
Home Vineyard: San Bernabe, Monterey, CA
Vine Origin: Cote d’Or, Burgundy
Soil Match: Well drained rocky, sandy, loam
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Vine Stocks 181, 337, Others

Varietal: Blend
Home Vineyard: Clay Station, Lodi, CA
Vine Origin: Bordeaux, Lodi, Other
Soil Match: Pebbly clay and rocky loam
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Vine Stock 181

Varietal: Merlot
Home Vineyard: Clay Station, Lodi, CA
Vine Origin: Pomerol, Bordeaux
Soil Match: Well drained pebbly clay or loam
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Vine Stock 1 at Block 242

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Home Vineyard: San Bernabe, Monterey, CA
Vine Origin: Loire and Bordeaux
Soil Match: Sandy and loam
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DIRECTOR OF VITICULTURE

Charlie Hossom is one of North America’s foremost grape vine experts. He joined Noble Vines in 2012 and directs viticulture and vine selection with the express goal of continuous improvement. Charlie represents the Wine Institute at the California Department of Food & Agriculture committee on vine selection and serves as chairman of the American Vineyard Foundation commission on vine selection and breeding. He is developing ground-breaking water saving technology for farming and is frequently called to California’s capital to offer expert testimony on sustainable farming.

Prior to Noble Vines, Charlie managed vineyards for Stags Leap Wine Cellars, Ste. Michelle Estates and the Inglenook vineyards reunification program. His prodigious career began as the youngest ever vineyard manager of the famed Oakville Experimental Station while still a student at U.C. Davis.


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DIRECTOR OF WINEMAKING

James Ewart grew up making wine at the side of his father, one of Australia’s great Chardonnay winemakers. James is one of a very few winemakers who have also completed a graduate diploma in grape growing (viticulture), from the University of Adelaide in 1999. This followed his undergraduate degree specializing in geology, soils, and chemistry – valuable knowledge when matching Noble Vines’ time-honored vines to specific locations with one of North America’s leading viticulturists, vineyard manager Charlie Hossom.

James' experience includes Mountadam Winery, under the tutelage of David Wynn, known for his pioneering work with Cabernet and Syrah in Coonawarra, Australia, Cloudy Bay in Marlborough, and his family’s estate in the Adelaide Hills. A brief stint at Noble Vines’ San Bernabe Vineyard in 2000 turned into a career there when Monterey County legend Bill Petrovic recognized James’ skill in making wine with a vineyard-based philosophy. James is proud to carry on Mr. Petrovic’s legacy at the Noble Vines Collection.


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Sustainability

THESE VINES ARE NOBLE. WE TREAT THEM THAT WAY.

We farm the Noble Vines Collection in the red, cobblestone soils of our family-owned vineyards in Lodi and on the gentle slopes of our cool-climate San Bernabe Vineyard in Monterey, California. At Noble Vines we pay strict attention to sustainable farming to ensure this land endures for the next century and beyond. We are a founding member of the Central Coast Natural Vineyard Team and adhere strictly to appellation-specific rules for sustainably farming each of our vineyards. Deep roots and family commitment keep us focused on superior quality—from the way we farm to how we craft our wines. These are, after all, Noble Vines.