Foggy Bridge Winery produces an estate line of wines from its own San Francisco Bay vineyard located in the Livermore Valley. These wines, named G.E.O. (Green. Earth. Origin.), will be the hallmark of the Foggy Bridge portfolio. The word Green refers to the commitment to farm sustainably, and we have been using sustainable farming practices in the vineyard since 2007. Earth reflects the winemaking style and the desire to bring the essence of the estate vineyard into the G.E.O. wines. Finally, Origin is a nod to the true beginnings of Foggy Bridge Winery, when founder John Kontrabecki planted the vineyard in 2001.
One of the few hillside vineyard sites in Livermore, Foggy Bridge's 132-acre vineyard was used for cattle grazing for more than 100 years. Soon after John purchased the property in 1998, he planted 89 acres to Chardonnay, Syrah, Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Petite Sirah. This vineyard is an ideal site for growing grapes, with coastal breezes and fog that provide natural evening cooling, a prime hillside location and young, minimally farmed vineyard land. Read more about the origin of this vineyard and the influence of two expert well witchers on our blog.
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