GIOIA VINEYARD
Sonoma Coast

The name Gioia means “joy” in Italian and is an homage to the esoteric Italian varietals that were grown on this 100+ year old vineyard site dating back to the early 1900s. This southeast facing steeply sloped Sonoma Coast vineyard is nestled in the redwoods at the corner of Joy Road and Fitzpatrick Lane near Occidental. The vineyard is located approximately 7 miles from the ocean, and in 1998 was replanted to Pinot Noir with Pommard & Dijon clones. The steep rocky terrain and low yields makes this vineyard a labor of love, but the consistently low alcohol and incredibly nuanced flavors make the wines from this vineyard much sought after by Burgundy lovers.

 

2014 Vintage
92 Points – Wine Enthusiast

 

2015 Vintage
Double Gold Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
92 Points – PinotFile

 

2016 Vintage
Double Gold Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

 

2017 Vintage
98 Points, Double Gold Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition

 

2018 Vintage
98 Points, Double Gold Medal – Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
Gold Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition

 

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