Hames Valley is one of the most perfect places on earth to grow top quality Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. It is situated just north of the San Luis Obispo county line and lies at the foot of the Santa Lucia Range in a Region IV growing climate with just the right amount of sunshine hours to achieve optimal flavor development. The soils of our estate Hames Valley Vineyard are Lockwood shaly loam, with fragments of broken rock that create fracture lines for the vine roots to penetrate deeply. The climate of Hames Valley is uniquely characterized by a very wide diurnal range with a day-to-nighttime temperature variation of up to 50°. The long, warm days are a must for top-notch Petit-Petite, while the dramatic nighttime cooling preserves firm structure and balanced acidity.