Esser® wines are produced from the cool Central Coast Region of California and crafted from sustainably farmed vineyards of the Scheid family that realized the potential of the growing region over 40 years ago. These wines express the fruit, the climate, the terroir and water into a poetic expression of flavour long sought by wine connoisseurs from around the globe.
Monterey County, CA is critical for the development of flavour, fragrance and acidity — lack of heat and grapes rarely ripen; too much and the acidity, delicacy and the long lasting qualities of the grapes expressed in the finished wine are lost. Esser wines benefit from the daily cooling effect of the Pacific Ocean, creating flavourful and expressive varietals with complexity, finesse and balance. The selective vineyard sites of the Scheid family span from the north of the Salinas Valley Riverview (Region 1) and Viento (Region 2) to the south of San Lucas (Region 3) and Hames Valley (Region 4), just north of the San Louis Obispo County line.
The Scheid family is considered one of the top stewards of vineyard land in Monterey County and is well known for their environmentally sound farming practices, their social equity with their employees and economic viability to the Salinas Valley. The grapes are processed expeditiously in the modern winery facility in Greenfield, the centre of their vineyard holding. After blending the “Best of the Best”, the finished wine is transported in temperature controlled trucks to southern Napa for bottling, followed by aging in temperature controlled warehouse facilities of the Napa Valley.
Under the new ownership and with a team of seasoned professionals, Esser Vineyards is positioned as one of the premium Central Coast producers creating award winning Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Esser wines offer Old World elegance, and express terroir as well as exceptional varietal character.
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