Santa cruz mountains
Thomas Fogarty vineyards are situated between 1,650 and 2,000 feet above sea level in the Santa Cruz mountains. These high-altitude, ocean-influenced sites offer a long, cool growing season perfect for pinot noir and chardonnay.
The steep slopes are labor intensive, require hand-harvesting, and have sunny exposures that help imbue just the right amount of phenolic and flavor ripeness. The winemaking respects the terroir by using native yeasts and moderate oak.
The wines of Thomas Fogarty are at once balanced and intense, often defined by a vibrant, energetic personality.