CRU Winery proudly sources wines from prestigious vineyards and appellations throughout California’s Central Coast.
Santa Lucia Highlands
The Santa Lucia Highlands are perched on the terraces of the Santa Lucia Mountains. South of the Monterey Bay, this cool climate appellation benefits from a combination of sunshine and afternoon winds. These intense winds slow down photosynthesis leading to a long growing season and allowing fruit to mature slowly on the vines for rich and vibrant flavors.
The Paso Robles AVA extends from Monterey to the north down to the Cuesta Grade and Santa Margarita to the south, just miles from the Pacific Ocean. With over 30 different soils in Paso Robles, soil diversity is common and individual vineyard blocks may contain several different types. The Paso Robles soils are known for their high pH which helps maintain acidity.
The Edna Valley is located just south of San Luis Obispo only miles away from the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by volcanic mountains, cooling wind and morning fog combine to provide Edna Valley with the longest growing season in California. The cool climate and extended hangtime lead to wines with bright acidity and complex flavors.
Santa Maria Valley
The Santa Maria Valley is in the northern most part of Santa Barbara County and opens to the ocean which lets in fog overnight that often lingers until the afternoon. This cool ocean air provides Santa Maria Valley with a Mediterranean climate and long growing season for wines with intense, bold flavors.
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