Located in one of the highest-plantable sites in the southern portion of the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County known as the ”Mission District”. This pristine bench offers the vineyard cool, coastal days but it enjoys warmer afternoon temperatures and tamer winds than the northern portion of the appellation. The combination of this climate with site-specific farming consistently produces pinot noirs of great texture, depth and balance.
Ceago Vinegarden is owned by Jim Fetzer, former President of Fetzer Vineyards. Jim grew up with his ten brothers and sisters in the vineyards of Mendocino County. The Fetzer family built their business into an internationally-recognized and respected winery. In 1968, the family started producing just a few dozen cases. When the family sold the winery in 1992, Fetzer Vineyard was producing two and a half million cases of wine annually and was growing 1,200 acres of wine grapes certified organic. The Fetzer family led the U.S. wine industry in organic farming and ecological business practices. In 1993, Jim Fetzer established Ceago Vinegarden. Currently, two of Jimís children, Katrina and Barney, are on board and bringing all their talents and knowledge into the family business.