2021 I. Brand & Family "Eden Rift Vineyard" Pinot Gris, Cienaga Valley, Central Coast, California, USA

A fresh and delicious ‘orange wine’ from mature, terraced Pinot Gris grapes on the oldest, continually producing commercial vineyard in CA. It pairs well with strong meats and cheeses.



100% Pinot Gris. Under Vine Since 1849 – Eden Rift is among the oldest, continually producing estate vineyards in California. Only 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean, this site benefits from an ideal, temperate maritime climate. Limestone and granite soils. The 2.6 acres of Pinot Gris are on terraces in the northwestern corner of the vineyard. Destemmed to picking bins for three days on skins, pressed and fermented with spontaneous yeasts in neutral oak casks. Aged on lees for 7 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.


After ten years of studying the history, geography, climate and geology of the Monterey Bay area through their P’tit Paysan and La Marea labels, Ian and Heather Brand started I. Brand & Family to showcase the truly unique vineyard blocks in the region- Santa Cruz Mountains, Monterey, and San Benito- which they believe will define their region. These wines are made with special regard for site, intended to intensely showcase place, and each site was selected because of its special location, match of variety to place, and relationship with the history and/or future of the region.


Grape(s) Pinot Gris
Farming Sustainable