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Adastra Vineyards

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Adastra Vineyards is owned by Chris and Naomi Thorpe. In 1984, the couple purchased their 33 acre property in the Carneros AVA. After raising cattle for a few years, they decided to plant vines in 1989.

Adastra Vineyards

The Thorpes initially planted Merlot and Chardonnay and sold their grapes to other wineries. Adastra is currently planted with several acres of Pinot Noir as well. Etude currently buys most of this fruit.

In 1997, they began producing very small quanities of Chardonnay and Merlot. 2002 marked their first vintage of Pinot Noir. They made only 75 cases of the excellent 2003 Pinot. This is dense wine with notes of plum, cherry and licorice. It spent 15 months aging in oak.