Obsidian Wine Company
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Wines from the seaside. Maritime fogs roll across Poseidon Vineyard, blown in by cooling Pacific winds and burned away again by the generous California sun. The river swells with salty water at high tide. Here, on the lip of the San Francisco Bay, we’ve grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes to supply exceptional California wineries for over forty years. For more than a decade, we’ve been harvesting them to create our own wines, reinventing the traditional and emphasizing the unembellished taste of the fruit itself.

Vines by the Bay. Poseidon Vineyard lies at sea level, at the confluence of Carneros Creek and the Napa River. We’ve owned and farmed this vineyard from the time Nicholas Molnar planted the property in 1973, following his hunch that the region would produce great wines. Even after four decades of farming, this undulating, gravelly bayside terrain continues to inspire exploration and discovery.

Wines from the Mountains. Less than 1% of the Earth’s surface can produce exceptional wines. These rare sites share the balance of ripening sun with cooling air, resulting either from latitude, proximity to the sea (as with our Poseidon Vineyard), or elevation. Of the three, wines of elevation are perhaps the most rare and create dense, delicious wines.

Vines along the ridge. Planted along a ridge at the highest part of the Mayacamas Mountains, 105 acres of our Obsidian Ridge Vineyard rise from 2,300 to 2,640’ in elevation and range from 5 to 20% slopes. The contours of the mountainside influence how we prune, water, balance the canopy, and pick the fruit—shaping literally every aspect of how we farm and vinify.

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Vines by the Bay. Poseidon Vineyard lies at sea level, at the confluence of Carneros Creek and the Napa River.

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Area
Carneros
Wines/Liquors Produced
Cabernet Sauvignon Chardonnay Pinot Noir Red Blend Rosé Syrah
Hours
Mon - Thu 11am - 5pm, Fri - Sun 11am - 6pm
Phone
707-255-4929
Address
Cornerstone Sonoma 23568 Arnold Drive
City
Sonoma
State
CA
ZIP
95476
E-mail
mail@obsidianwineco.com
Website
https://www.obsidianridge.com

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