Rancho Las Hermanas covers a total of 213 planted acres on a 569 acre parcel in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. It is comprised of two separate vineyards, named after Bill Foley's two daughters: Lindsay's Vineyard, planted to red varietals and Courtney's Vineyard, planted to white varietals.
Originally planted by Fess Parker Winery and known as Ashley's Vineyard, the property is the westernmost in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA and benefits from the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean. The vineyard is planted on over six different soil types, all of marine origin. The various soil types and slope exposures create ideal microclimates for each varietal to express their full potential.
The vineyards will be designated on a number of offerings from Foley Estate, including a new label, Two Sisters, which will include a Pinot Noir from Lindsay's Vineyard and a Chardonnay from Courtney's Vineyard. In addition, a Pinot Gris from Foley Estate will be available under the Courtney's Vineyard designation.
The Hills Are Alive:
Maritime influences and limestone-rich soils make (the Santa Rita Hills) prime territory for Chardonnay and, of course… Pinot Noir. Look for offerings from top producers such as… Foley Estates.