In between the steep drainages winding up from Green Valley and the the foggy forests stretching down to the Pacific, sits the Occidental Ridge. Where the ridge begins falling to the southwest slope, above the town of Occidental, is Lancel Creek vineyard. This small planting of Pommard and 777 clones produces some of the most distinctive Pinot Noir’s in the region. Lancel creek features Gold ridge soils – low in nutrients and world renowned for Pinot Noir cultivation. Cold ocean air through the night and morning, then afternoon sun, give our Lancel Creek offering the deep structure distinct tannins of a truly coastal Sonoma County Pinot. The vineyard is farmed by Ulises Valdez and our production averages 80 – 100 cases per vintage.