This wine is crafted from grapes grown in two unique vineyards in the Carneros appellation — 74% coming from our Estate Vineyard at Grace Benoist Ranch and the remaining 14% from Cold Creek Vineyard. Certified Alsatian clones are planted in deep, well-drained loamy soils at Grace Benoist Ranch, perfect for grape growing. The cooler temperatures at both vineyards provide for a long and even growing season, allowing the Pinot Gris fruit to fully ripen while still preserving natural acidity.
The Grace Benoist Estate vineyard is farmed to Etude’s exacting standards, using environmentally sound viticultural practices. We grow and ultimately harvest focusing on intensity of flavor, strong varietal delineation and ideal natural balance.