A mere 20-minute drive from the charming city of Ojai, the estate vineyard is perched atop Sulphur Mountain at 2,800 feet above sea level – making it one of the highest-altitude vineyards in California. A true coastal site, Ojai Mountain is located just ten miles from the Pacific Ocean and sits above the daily maritime fog line, allowing the vines to bask in sunlight all day, while benefiting from cool mountain air overnight. Using biodynamic principles, the vineyard was planted in 2018 on virgin land once covered in dense chaparral.
Guided by Erich Bradley – best known for creating brands such as Repris, Texture, Pangloss, and Sojourn – the Ojai team includes Coturri of Enterprise Vineyards and a biodynamic pioneer in Sonoma County; Ramirez, who has more than three decades of experience cultivating vineyards in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties; as well famed pruning expert Jacopo Miolo from Italy's esteemed Simonit & Sirch.
Focusing predominantly on Rhône varietals, Ojai Mountain wines stand as pure expressions of its extreme terroir, and boast electric acidity, an Alsatian-esque minerality, and a pleasing balance of Old World restraint and New World vibrancy.