Along the historic Redwood Retreat Road, settled near Mount Madonna in the Santa Cruz Mountain appellation, the Bates Family has been growing robust quality wine grapes for four generations. Varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Grenache.
Nourished by warm days and cool nights, this preferred micro-climate of the internationally acclaimed Santa Cruz Mountain terroir produces a rich and complex wine.
Stan Galli, the famous California artist, was commissioned by the Bates Family to create the label that depicts a rancher surveying his vineyard.
We hope you and yours enjoy our Cabernet!
- The Bates Family
ABOUT THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS
In 1981 the Santa Cruz Mountain Appellation became federally recognized as one of the first American viticultural areas to be defined by geophysical and climactic factors. The appellation encompasses the Santa Cruz Mountain range, from Half Moon Bay in the north, to Mount Madonna in the south. The east and west boundaries are defined by elevation, extending down to 800 feet in the east and 400 feet in the west.
Visit the Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrower Association: http://www.scmwa.com/