Pietra Santa Winery

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Pietra Santa is a family-run estate producing artisanal wines and olive oils in California’s Central Coast.
Pietra Santa is a family-run estate producing artisanal wines and olive oils in California’s Central Coast. The site was planted to winegrapes in the 1850s by Frenchman Theophile Vache who chose the location because of the maritime climate and unique soils. Pietra Santa is 25 miles from Monterey Bay and benefits from cool coastal breezes that allow for a long growing season. The estate’s location on the San Andreas Fault creates soils rich with granite and limestone that naturally lower yields and add distinctive flavors to the wines. The winery was named PIETRA SANTA, Italian for SACRED STONE, in honor of these exceptional soils. In 2005, the property was purchased by the Blackburns, a family dedicated to preserving and building upon this magnificent winemaking history. The Estate Due to the mountainous terrain, only 120 of the estate's 450 acres are planted with winegrapes. An additional 25 acres are planted with olive trees. The oldest vines consist of a treasured block of Zinfandel planted in 1905. Completed in 2000, the Mission-Style Winery was designed for fine winemaking combining traditional methods and state-of-the-art technology. The winery also hosts a FRANTOIO (olive oil press room) equipped with a Pieralisi Press imported from Tuscany.
Address
10034 Cienega Road San Benito
95075 Hollister, CA
United States
Phone: 831-636-1991
Website
First Year in Business
1998
Grower and/or Producer
We grow olive trees

25 acres of Leccino, Coratina, Fantoio, Itrana and Pendolino
We produce olive oil

We produce Organic Estate Olive Oil and also 2 infused oils Rosemary and Lemon