Hellenthal Vineyard is owned by Gard Hellenthal, one of the
pioneers in the Fort Ross Seaview appellation. Located just miles from the
Pacific Ocean, the vineyard reaches towering elevations of more than 1,000 feet
above sea level. At this high elevation, the vines sit above the fog layer giving
them the warmth to fully ripen and develop ideal flavors. At the same time, the
cool maritime breezes balance the heat from the sun to keep the climate perfect
for the finicky Pinot Noir grapes.