Blue Canyon Chardonnay

The Blue Grand Canyon

Every living thing in Monterey County is directly influenced by the waters of the Monterey Bay. Hidden beneath the surface is an enormous submarine canyon, sixty miles long and two miles deep. Comparable in size and depth to its more visible counterpart in Arizona, this geologic wonder has been nicknamed the Blue Grand Canyon.

Situated less than 100 yards off the shoreline of the Monterey Bay, this deep canyon provides a climatic pathway connecting the ocean to all four wine growing regions that extend to the south down the Salinas Valley, through the heart of Monterey County.

At an estimated volume of 300 cubic miles of deep, cold water, the canyon’s vast weather effect on these regions is manifested through fog, wind, and limited rainfall throughout the grape growing season.

Our Wines

Blue Canyon wines are truly the “Soul of the Pacific Ocean.” They deliciously express the nuances of each grape variety and the vineyards where the grapes are grown. Our wines are unique to this maritime-influenced region, the meeting point of land and sea.

Photo by Batista Moon Studio

  • Sauvignon Blanc 91 Points from the Tasting Panel Magazine 2021

    Sauvignon Blanc

    Medium-bodied with a balanced acidity and lingering, bright fruit finish. Vibrant and crisp flavors with memorable aromas of citrus, quince pear, unripe melon and tropical fruit.

  • Chardonnay Best Buy 90 Points from Wine Enthusiast 2020


    Crisp, fresh and open with aromas of green apple, citrus blossom and a hint of vanilla spice. Bright pear and citrus flavors with a lively touch of savory oak lead into a lingering tropical fruit finish.

  • Pinot Noir 92 Points from the Tasting Panel Magazine 2021

    Pinot Noir

    Medium-bodied and approachable with a silky texture and long, layered finish. Lush and elegant cherry and raspberry flavors show on the palate with hints of vanilla, oak spice and rose petal on the nose. 

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 91 Points from the Tasting Panel Magazine 2019

    Cabernet Sauvignon

    Concentrated and rich aromas of blackberries and plums with hints of vanilla and mocha. Ripe black fruit flavors unfold in a long and savory finish, balanced with well-integrated tannins.

Estate Vineyards

  • In our northernmost estate vineyards, cool fog lingers throughout the morning followed by driving winds and sunshine in the afternoon. This helps our estate-grown Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes to ripen slowly and evenly, developing well-balanced, complex and concentrated fruit flavors.

  • In our southern-most estate vineyards, the winds further affect the air temperature, causing dramatic day-to-night temperature variations. The warm days are ideal for ripening Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and other tannin-rich reds, while the cold nights ensure balanced acids and tannins.