A very cool climate punctuated by afternoon sea breezes sweep through the vineyards during peak growing season - ideal conditions for our Chardonnay grapes.
The Carneros appellation straddles two counties, Napa and Sonoma, at their southernmost edges along the San Pablo Bay. Fog is a frequent and lingering phenomenon here. The long, cool growing season matures the fruit slowly, giving it plenty of time to gain in richness and depth while retaining a higher acidity and tighter structure than fruit in a warmer climate. Ferrari-Caranos Reserve Chardonnay grapes are grown in the vineyards of Carneros.