Explore our vineyards.

Our vineyards are acclaimed sites in Carneros, the Russian River Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands, and beyond.

Complexity born by the Monterey Bay.

Winds off the bay flow down a thin ridge of vineyards yielding exceptional Pinot Noir and cool-climate Syrah.

Highlands Ranch

In 2022, when we went searching for an additional vineyard with outstanding cool-climate Syrah, we knew exactly where to go. Highlands Ranch is farmed by Kirk Williams, with whom we have worked for many years producing Pinot Noir just up the road at Kirk Williams Ranch. Given its close proximity, Highlands Ranch has many similar attributes in terms of climate, soil, and topography. Kirk Williams Ranch was the first vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands where we made Syrah. This was in 2010 and 2011. However, with such strong demand for Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands, those vines were soon grafted to Pinot Noir. Highlands Ranch is planted with the Alban cutting of Syrah. This produces a vibrant, fruity Syrah, showing attributes distinct from our other Syrahs, with layers of complexity that we love in cool-climate Syrah. The vineyard is also an outstanding source for Chardonnay, from which we have produced base wines for our sparkling projects as well.

Recent wines from this vineyard:

Kirk Williams Ranch

Kirk Williams Ranch epitomizes what an incredible location in the hands of a talented grower can yield in a wine. The vineyard is situated immediately between two of the most admired vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands, Garys' Vineyard, the joint project of Gary Pisoni and Gary Franscioni, and Rosella's Vineyard, the vineyard of Gary Franscioni. With its similar growing conditions and its own exemplary grower, Kirk Williams, this vineyard has rightfully become another of the most esteemed sources of Pinot Noir in the Santa Lucia Highlands. We produce our Pinot Noir here from Pommard 4, 667, and 777 cuttings planted in 2000. These provide a lovely combination of fruit, earth, and spice, and are widely regarded as the best for the area. Cooling is amplified to some extent in the northern third of the Pinot Noir blocks where a subtle ridge captures some of the airflow. Together, these factors result in tiny, concentrated clusters. At the winery, we refer to them as little grenades of flavor.

Tondre Grapefield

The expansive mosaic of agriculture in the valley that lies just beneath the Santa Lucia Highlands is magnificent, but we certainly are glad that some of the talented growers with roots in the valley decided to plant vineyards higher up. With multiple generations of farming by owner Joe Alarid's family in what is now the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands, Tondre Grapefield is an outstanding example of practice and provenance in growing outstanding Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Riesling. For years we produced our Pinot Noir here from Pommard 4 and 667 cuttings planted in 1997. In 2017 we added the unique 943 cutting. These provide a lovely combination of deep fruit, earth, and spice. While most of the vineyard is planted on fairly gentle slopes, our block of 667 is planted on a steep and unusually low-yielding hillside. The Syrah is a field blend with berries that we find provocatively more delicate than most Syrah. These yield a cool-climate Syrah with enticing depth. We produce a late harvest wine from the Riesling in years when we can achieve late ripening and some noble rot in the vineyard.

About the Winery

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coterie — noun.
A small group with shared interests or tastes.

Since 2007, Coterie has produced wines from tiny parcels within acclaimed vineyards that express the distinction of their place. We make every wine berry to bottle by hand with exceptional care in the vineyard and non-interventional practices at the winery. The winery is nestled in a cozy neighborhood near downtown San Jose, where it transformed an old warehouse into a beautiful place for wine.