Originally established in 1881 by the Pierre Cornwall family, Heart O' The Mountain has enjoyed a rich history of wine grape growing in The Santa Cruz Mountains.
First planted with Cabernet Sauvignon by the Cornwalls, and later with White Riesling grapes when Director Alfred Hitchock owned the property, a steep vineyard site has existed on and off since the property was first established. The grapes Alfred Hitchock grew were sold to the Cresta Blanca brand, and after Hitchcock's time, the vineyard was abandoned and left to horse pasture. In 2002 our family decided to replant the vineyard, and we planted Pinot Noir. We converted an old horse barn into our winery building, and we released our first Estate Pinot Noir in 2005.
Our wines are produced exclusively with Pinot Noir grapes grown on our estate property. We focus on producing both an Estate Pinot Noir representative of our unique mountain site and proximity to the Pacific Ocean as well as individual clonal bottlings of Pinot Noir, which we produce for our Allocation Club.
From grape to bottle, we maintain full control of our process, intent and vision. Our goal is to produce quality wines from quality vines and intend to keep our operation as big as our vineyard is small. Our dream is to share our wine with our customers that we can call friends, and we do that by hosting as many member events at our winery throughout the year as possible.
Bob, Judy, Brandon & Angela Brassfield
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1880 to Present
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