Terra de Promissio
Vineyard Name: Terra de Promissio – Latin for “The Land of Promise”
Location: On the east side of Petaluma
Owners: Charles and Diana Karren
Varietals: Pinot Noir
Elevation: ~50-70 ft.
Soil: clay, loam, alluvial
Why we like the Karrens: I met Diana over a cup of coffee in her kitchen to discuss the possibility of selling me two tons of fruit. I was too small of a client of course... after that cup of coffee she saw our vision and we partnered on two tons of Calera Clone Pinot Noir.
Why we like the vineyard: This site is closer to the water than any of our other vineyards, perhaps just a smidge warmer, but the soil .... Run your hands through the dirt of the rolling hills and you will find sea shells from the ancient sea beds.
Hawks and owls protect the vineyard from gophers and moles - Diana’s father Vadim had built by hand 4 raptor roosts and 10 owl boxes for them. Neighboring cows. Vineyard dog.
Montagne Russe Wines Produced:
Coming Winter ‘19 – 2018 Terra de Promissio Pinot Noir