When the Miller family ventured west of their Bien Nacido vineyards they stumbled on a special parcel of land 11 miles from the ocean. This unique plot was renamed Solomon Hills, a nod to the bandit Salmon Pico, the inspiration for Zorro no less, who traversed El Camino Real (Kings Highway) in the late 1850s.
Solomon Hills is now the most western vineyard in Santa Maria Valley, just 8 miles from the main Bien Nacido vineyards. The difference in soil composition and exposition allowed the Miller family to add another nuance of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to their portfolio. The sandy, loam soils and valley exposure allows Solomon Hills wines to show a distinct lively acidity, bright fruit and inherent elegance.