Bien Nacido vineyard & Solomon Hills Estates Bien Nacido is well-known as an historic vineyard that has played an important role in the development of Californian wine. Since the 1970s, ambitious winemakers have bought top-notch fruit from its owners, the Miller family, who also own Solomon Hills – another important vineyard in Santa Maria. What is less well-documented is that the Millers also make Bien Nacido wines under their own estate labels and today “they are among the finest in California” (Antonio Galloni).
The Millers soon realised that the natural conditions were ideal for viticulture. In their Region 1, they soon began growing grapes to produce their primary products: Bien Nacido Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Syrah. These wines all benefitted from the cooler Californian climate. The Bien Nacido vineyard was the first in California to produce Syrah wine.
Bien Nacido’s Winemaker Trey Fletcher is young, passionate and extremely ambitious; a protégé of Ted Lemon at the world-class Littorai in Sonoma. This is undoubtedly “now one of the hottest wineries in California” and any discerning wine lover should take note of these superb, handcrafted wines whose pedigree is simply unparalleled. Combining Bien Nacido’s terroir and the skills of the winemakers has resulted in the production of truly unique wines.Browse our range of Bien Nacido wines online today.