Riva Ranch Pinot Noir is sourced exclusively from Wente’s family’s vineyard in Arroyo Seco, Monterey. This sub region is ideal to grow Pinot Noir due to the long cool growing season, which allows the grapes to fully ripen and develop deep fruit flavours, beautiful aromas and flavours of cherry and red apple with notes of black tea.
Valmoissine is located on the site of the ancient monastery of Valmoissine at 500 meters above sea-level. This guarantees sunshine during the summer months whilst remaining cool at night and limits the possibility of spring frosts. The vineyard's southern exposure gives the grapes perfect maturity at the same time as the Grands Crus of Corton.