Subsoils also vary in Carneros. Each of the different subsoils substantially changes the environment of a grapevine's roots, and affect the composition of the fruit. Thus it is no surprise to find diversity in Carneros wines.
Carneros is a unique cool climate appellation. Located 40 miles from San Francisco, Carneros is the first viticultural area encountered traveling north from the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. The Bay and nearby Pacific Ocean create the fog, wind and moderate temperatures that characterize the region as maritime.
Carneros enjoys a long, moderate growing season that allows the grapes to mature slowly and evenly, giving balanced fruit still rich in color, flavor and acidity.