Chardonnay was planted 33-35 years ago along a single extensive east-facing slope between 600 and 840 ft elevation. The vineyards lie over porous 1-3 million year old sedimentary rock at variable depth, at a site geographically midway between the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. Because subsurface water is readily available during the growing season, the vineyards have largely been dry-farmed. The site reliably provides ample acidity to make age-worthy chardonnay.
Bee is the largest block at 3.5 acres, facing slightly north of east at 735 to 670 ft. elevation, with sedimentary rock farthest from the surface. Massal selection from Home Block (clone 4) was grafted on 5c rootstock 36 years ago.