The key to wine quality is superior grapes; therefore Capiaux Cellars only produces wines from judiciously selected vineyards. All the vineyards that we purchase grapes from are contracted on a "by-the-acre" rather than a "per-ton" basis. We pay a set fee for the acreage guarantying the grower cash for his crop regardless of the tonnage. This allows us to prune, shoot-thin and drop crop as we see fit.
(1.45 acres contracted)
Following in the success of its parent vineyard,
Pisoni, located just eight miles North in the Santa Lucia Highlands
this vineyard is a partnership between Gary Pisoni, of Pisoni Vineyard,
and Gary Franscioni. The bud wood for Garys' vineyard came from
the Pisoni vineyard, which came from the famous "La Tache"
vineyard in Burgundy. This is a younger vineyard that continues
to improve with age.
(1.14 acres contracted; camper section own rooted)
An instant success, this vineyard in the Santa
Lucia Highlands just south of Salinas is producing some amazing
wines from an array of top Pinot Noir producers. The bud wood for
the Pisoni vineyard came from the famous "La Tache" vineyard
in Burgundy. This vineyard is coming into its prime with age and
is producing dark expansive wines with firm structure meant for
(2.0 acres contracted)
Wilson vineyard is located the most Northern part of the Sonoma
Coast appellation in the town of Annapolis. The entire vineyard
is only 2 acres, planted at 700 feet above Sea level and only 3
miles from the coast Pinot Noir thrives in this cool coastal area.
The newer French clone 777 on rootstock, 3309, is planted.
(1.86 acres contracted)
The Dutton Ranch’s™ Widdoes vineyard is located between the towns of Graton and
Occidental in the Russian River Valley appellation. The cool temperate
growing conditions allow the grapes from this 18 year-old, vertical
trained, dry farmed vineyard to ripen slowly and evenly. At this
vineyard the Beringer clone Pinot Noir is planted which consistently
produces a wine of finesse and balance.
Freestone Hill Vineyard
(1.9 acres contracted)
This vineyard is in an exciting new viticultural area located on
the outskirts of the Russian River appellation bordering on the
Sonoma Coast appellation in the town of Freestone. Many of the high-end
Pinot Noir producers have planted impressive Pinot Noir vineyards
in this cool coastal area. French clone 115 on low vigor rootstock,
101-14, is planted in this vineyard and is a proven producer of
high quality Pinot Noir. This is a Dutton Ranch™ vineyard unique
cool climate wine.
Gaps Crown –
Block 4C, 1.01 acres, clone 114
Our newest of the Capiaux single vineyard selections, the Gaps Crown vineyard is located in the cool and windy Petaluma Gap in southwestern Sonoma County. Located in the foothills of the Sonoma Mountain, east of Rohnert Park, the vineyard offers a variety of soil types at elevations ranging from 300 to 800 feet above sea level. Many of the vines also sit above the fog level which benefits ripening.