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.
Chalone White Wines
Opens with a fragrant bouquet of citrus, stone and pear. Abundant layers of orange zest, tangerine and hints of toasty oak in the background. A vibrant acidity and distinct minerality extends elegance and liveliness throughout.
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.
Opens up with nuances of Bosch pear, a hint of refreshing tangerine and a warm toasty crème brulée finish. Our Burgundian style Chardonnay boasts a unique minerality and exceptional complexity.
Opens with a delicate bouquet of lemon, nectarine and a warm toastiness. The palate is complex, finessed and balanced with flavors of orange zest, apricot and a hint of vanilla.
Originally planted in 1919, this wine captures both the terroir and long history of Chalone Vineyard. Our 100% Chenin Blanc is a delightful blend of apple, tangerine, nutmeg and pear with a wet-rock minerality.
Distinctive minerality, unctuous texture and ageability. Complex nuances of toasted hazelnut and wet stone minerality mingle with an intriguing note of freshly washed linens drying in the sun.
Fermented in Stainless Steel with two strains of yeast, and aged in French Oak. A wine yielding aromas and flavors of nectarine, apple, and orange zest supported by a backbone of wet rock minerality.
Stunning aromas of lemon-lime and floral emerge. The palate is initially greeted with citrus followed by evolving flavors of wet rock, cantaloupe and peach. Impressive concentration with balanced acidity.
Gorgeous bouquet of watermelon and raspberry on the nose. It is full and lush with a hint of minerality and a touch of lime. The mouthwatering acidity on the finish leaves you going in for another sip.