Galante Vineyards is located in the coastal mountains of Monterey County. Our 700-acre property ranges from 700 feet to 2200 feet above sea level. Our Pinot Noir, Petite Sirah and Sauvignon Blanc vineyards, located at 1800 feet, make them one of the highest vineyards in Monterey County. Grapes grown on our south-facing slopes produce wines of exceptional body and character. Several factors influence the quality of the grapes grown at our vineyards. Due to the extreme daily temperature variations in our Carmel Valley Appellation that can vary 50 to 60 degrees daily, the growing season is very long with harvest normally occurring in late October. This long "hang time" causes the grapes to ripen slowly, intensifying their rich berry flavors. We also thin the crop to an average of two tons per acre providing a low yield of very high quality grapes. We do not use pesticides or herbicides in the vineyards and only irrigate when needed. These methods, and others, combine to produce the highest quality grapes.