Bien Nacido | Santa Maria Valley
As the heart and soul of Santa Maria Valley wine country, the iconic Bien Nacido Vineyard is a coveted source of exceptional Burgundian and Rhone grape varieties and elegant estate wine. With the influence of the Pacific Ocean, the reliable California sunshine and incredible viticultural and winemaking teams, the Bien Nacido Vineyard consistently yields world-class fruit, resulting in a portfolio of highly acclaimed estate wines.
In 1969, brothers Bob and Steve Miller found a parcel of land they immediately knew had incredible potential for grape growing. Their vision was simple, to develop a vineyard that would be acknowledged as amongst the most recognised vineyards of the world. It took them four years of hard work to set up the 121 hectares of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The combination of rocky soils, cool climate and ocean influence as well as the talented winemaker, Anthony Avila, make the Bien Nacido wines a superb, handcrafted range whose pedigree is simply unparalleled.