Historic and Stunning California Icon – Monterey County’s First Winery. The Chalone Estate Vineyard is one of the most remarkable winery properties in California. The vineyard was planted in 1919, with the production under the Chalone Vineyard brand beginning in 1960. Chalone wines speak to the unique terroir of this wild, isolated mountain plateau in Monterey County, located adjacent to the Pinnacles National Monument. As the sole winery within the Chalone American Viticultural Area, Chalone Vineyard makes wines that reflect the distinctive minerality of this area’s granitic and limestone soils, as well as the beautiful balance between ripe fruit character and bright acidity from the cool, windswept climate.
All Chalone Wines
Crisp and refreshing, it opens up with nuances of stone fruit, wet rock and a hint of oak. Burgundian style boasting a unique minerality and exceptional complexity derived from mature vineyards coupled with ancient limestone that runs through the Chalone AVA.
The 2018 Estate Syrah has it all: gripping tannins, dark berry fruit intensity, savory white pepper and leather notes, medium acidity and lingering deliciousness. Right now this wine is showing the perfect combination of textures, flavors and intrigue.
A delight for the senses with flavors and aromas of nectarine, green pear, butterscotch, and a flinty minerality. The age of our vines gives this wine its intense flavors, quality, and aging potential.
Layers of dark fruit and earthy minerals unravel on the palate of this 2017 Grenache. Tart blackberry and raspberry notes accompany smoky oak flavors for a smooth lingering finish.
Bold and complex - just as you’d want a Syrah to be. Leather, cinnamon, tobacco leaf and dark fruits offer layers of intrigue for the senses.
Bright with acidity that supports mouthwatering flavors of Meyer lemon, nectarine and white peach. The lingering minerality accented by floral aromas provides a vibrant and satisfying finish.
A delight for the senses. Aged for 12 months in French oak, this wine delivers notes of raspberry jam, plum and spice, complemented by a distinct chalky minerality.
A delightful aromatic profile. Scents of pear, lemon verbena and apricot carry through on the palate. A crisp acidity flows to a lemon-zest finish.