The vines at Truchard Vineyards benefit not only from the cooling fog and moderate temperatures of Carneros, but are also influenced by the estate’s unique topography, consisting of rolling hills, steep ravines, and numerous valleys. In addition, they are positioned across a wide variety of soil types including clay, shale, sandstone, lava rock, and volcanic ash. These factors allow the Truchards to grow diverse grape varieties, each planted with its optimal growing conditions in mind and minimal intervention.

Made up of nearly 400 contiguous acres, the property runs about two miles long and about a half a mile wide. As the most Northeastern vineyard in the Carneros region, Truchard is situated on the foothills of what becomes the Mayacama mountain range and Mount Veeder.  This location provides the estate added warmth and more alluvial soils that supply better drainage and keep excess moisture away from the roots.  Most of the property faces the South and West and captures the afternoon sun, which produces optimum ripening for grape varieties like Syrah, Roussanne, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. While Pinot Noir, which thrives in a cool climate, is planted on the Eastern facing slopes of the property for morning sun and shade from the intense afternoon heat.

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View our varieties below.

  • Roussanne

    The perfect bottle of wine for sitting outside on a warm, sunny day: bright, crisp, and refreshing! Floral aromas of pineapple, honeysuckle, and fresh apricot; combined with brioche, jasmine, and vanilla. The mouth is creamy but clean, with bright flavors of white nectarine, peach, and Meyer lemon. Firm acidity provides a lengthy finish of citrus, mineral, and spice.
  • Pinot Noir

    Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Highly aromatic nose with scents of black cherry, strawberry, baking spice, rose hips tea and oak vanillin. Middleweight ripe fruit flavors featuring black cherry, raspberry, cola and a hint of sassafras. There is a slight underlying earthiness and complimentary oak spice.

    88 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine (2014 Vintage)
  • Merlot

    Made in a “Right Bank” Bordeaux style, this is truly a Cab drinker’s Merlot. A complex nose wild blueberry, cherry, and pomegranate; with a touch of cedar, spice, and subtle mint. The mouth is smooth – layered with rich flavors of blackberry, plum jam, red currants, and sweet vanilla. Firm tannins fill the palate and provide an elegant finish of dried red fruits.
  • Chardonnay

    Aromas of quince, pineapple, and honeysuckle; with hints of nutmeg, fig, and toasted oak. The mouth is clean and bright; filled with flavors of green apple, pear, and lemon. Firm acidity provides a crisp finish of citrus, mineral, and spice.

    90 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine (2015 Vintage)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    Elegant aromas of rasberry, plum, and cassis; with a touch of cedar and vanilla. The mouth is layered with rich flavors of ripe cherries, red currants, and berry jam. Ripe tannins focus the palate and provide a lengthy finish of spice and red fruit. Pair with red meats and hearty dishes.

    90 Points- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (2014 Vintage)