Our 6 acre vineyard is situated on a highland bench overlooking the striking Black Mesa basin in northern Arizona. It is rimed by the Mingus mountains on the east, the Bradshaw mountains on the south and the Juniper mountains on the west. Some visitors have likened this valleys micro climate to Arizona’s new Napa Valley, as it has a similar mountain orientation, combined with the right amount of warm breezy days and cool nights. The altitude of the valley changes the nature of the grape and especially the tannins. The higher you get in elevation, the more the sun radiated, so the tannins are softer and rounder. The acid is also elevated which tends to give the wines a lift. We are much excited about the Chino Valley area as we believe it is one of the most special grape growing places in Arizona.