AVA: West Sonoma Coast
Elevation: 600 Ft.
Distance to the ocean: 5 miles due west
Soils: Goldridge Loam on top of uplifted ocean bed
This pristine parcel of West Sonoma County has been organically farmed since it's first stages of development in the early 1990s. Vine age is 20+ years across the 2 blocks of Pinot Noir, with a new block of Pinot Noir currently in development. Topography is undulating hillside.
The surrounding area around the vineyard is redwood forest, an ancient apple orchard, and beautiful organic vegetable, fruit and flower gardens. The name "Chouette" is the French word for a baby owl, which if you are lucky, you might hear in the foggy mornings while walking the rows.