Named for the rugged headland with sweeping views of the Central California coastline, Fossil Point pays tribute to the bond between sea and vine. Our vineyard sources are all in close proximity to the cold Pacific Ocean, and are shaped by the seasonal flow of its surface currents, sea breezes and fog. Our soils are composed of coarse sand and calcareous shales uplifted from the ancient seafloor and weathered into place over millenia. We farm with close attention to our delicate coastal environment always aiming for the highest sustainable quality from our land. Our winemaking is hands-on, small scale, and attentive to the individual needs of each lot of grapes.
Fossil Point wines are crafted for high quality, approachability, and affordability for any occasion. Our ethos reflects the natural ease of Central California’s landscape, and the hospitality of our coastal lifestyle.
On the Central Coast of California, our vines are never far from the influence of the sea. Sunny afternoons give way to cool marine breezes, and the growing season is directly shaped by the seasonal flow of the currents and surface temperature of the nearby Pacific Ocean. Our vines take root in coarse sand, calcareous shale, and fossilized oyster beds – all remnants of the ancient sea floor.
Fossil Point pays tribute to this bond between sea and vine. Located less than five miles west of the winery, Fossil Point is a rugged headland with sweeping views of the Central California coastline. Standing atop Fossil Point, you will enjoy the same ocean breezes that are on their way to our vineyards, where they guide our fruit to perfect ripeness.