Once an apple orchard, the Valley Foothills Vineyard spans 850 acres—170 of those are planted with mature 30+ year-old vines and are home to multiple tributaries which feed the nearby Navarro River. The rich soil and distinct microclimate are ideal for this Robert Young clone Chardonnay. Vines are planted on an alluvial terrace just 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean located in the deep end of Anderson Valley.

This Chardonnay was barrel fermented and treated to gentle bâtonnage and lees aging, imparting a smooth, creamy edge that perfectly balances the brightness and natural acidity of the fruit. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, it was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Oh-so-refreshing and refined—and coyly hinting at a creamy, voluptuous side—our versatile Valley Foothills Vineyard Chardonnay will take you from a spread of casual hors d’oeuvres straight through to dinner. We love it with Dungeness crab cakes, pesto mac & cheese bites, or an herbed pork tenderloin on the grill.