Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley AVASanta Barbara County
Bien Nacido Vineyard stands as a true icon among California's vineyards, revered for its rich history and the exceptional wines it has consistently produced. Nestled within the temperate Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara County, this vineyard has garnered a reputation as one of the most esteemed cool-climate vineyards in the state.
Established in 1973 by visionary brothers Stephen and Bob Miller, Bien Nacido Vineyard has played a pivotal role in defining the world-class status of California wines, earning it the distinction of being one of the oldest and most revered vineyards dedicated to cool-climate viticulture.
The legacy of Bien Nacido extends well beyond its founding, as it has become the source of numerous single vineyard designations sought after by vintners and collectors worldwide. The unique terroir of this vineyard, characterized by its cool coastal influence and diverse soil types, provides an ideal environment for a range of grape varietals, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. These grapes benefit from the cool breezes and extended growing season of the Santa Maria Valley, resulting in wines of exceptional balance, complexity, and elegance.
Bien Nacido Vineyard continues to be a shining example of California's wine heritage, where tradition, innovation, and a deep respect for the land come together to produce wines of unmatched quality and distinction.