The Beauregard Ranch
This vineyard site was part of an original 160-acre vineyard and apple orchard planted in the early 1900's known as the Quistorf Ranch. The vineyard was abandoned during prohibition and then resurrected in 1949 when retired Sheriff's deputy Amos Beauregard (Ryan Beauregard's Great-Grandfather) purchased the property. At the time, it was planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Chardonnay & Muller-Thurgau (a grape similar to Riesling). It has since been replanted in 1980 and then again in 2005.
The Beauregard Ranch vineyard is located in the heart of the Ben Lomond Mountain (Bonny Doon) and sits at an elevation of 1700 to 1850 feet on a southwest facing slope. Monterey Bay marine influences combine with sandy loam soil to produce wines with minerality and striking acidity. Plantings: Four acres Pinot noir, clones of Pommard, 667 & 115. One acre Chardonnay, clone 4. Three acres Zinfandel, clone Primitivo. Four acres Cabernet Sauvignon, Dijon clone.