The legendary Charles Heintz Vineyard is a well-known site for world-class Chardonnay. Located near the Pacific Ocean at an elevation of 900 feet, Heintz enjoys the daily effect of the coastal fog bank before mid-day sun ripens the fruit while continual cool coastal air gives the vineyard a perfect climate. This combination, along with old vine power, lends richness to the wines that are balanced by finesse.
Barrel fermentation – 12 Months sur lie aging in barrel – 120 cases produced
Montagu was founded by Weston Eidson in 2012 and from the very beginning has been focused on extremely limited production. Learning from mentors Russel Bevan and Jason Moore, Montagu is committed to producing wines that are richly layered, complex and balanced. Montagu Wines is a tribute to winemaker Weston Eidson’s great-grandfather John, the second Lord Montagu of Beaulieu and a British automotive pioneer. He was also the first person to drive an automobile to Parliament, gave the future Edward VII his first car ride, and his assistant served as the model for the iconic Rolls-Royce hood ornament known as the Spirit of Ecstasy.