Half a Century of Vineyard
Whether it’s tending your vines on your land, or our vines exclusively contracted to you, Valley Farm Management brings you the benefits of our experienced, full-service vineyard management team. From root to bottle, our talented team, viticulturists and enologists have perfected the art and science of winegrape growing and winemaking. We’ll help you produce the best grapes for the best wines.
We’re focused on the long-term health and productivity of the vines. As the season progresses, we closely monitor vineyard balance to produce the highest quality winegrapes. Beyond caring for the land and vines, we can help you with every aspect it takes to succeed in the vineyard business.
Decades of work with wineries has helped us understand the need for quality winegrapes to produce quality wine. Over the years, we’ve built relationships with wineries large to small, ensuring your excess grapes are sold to the right buyers.
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Admin, HR & Wellness
Smart, Trusted and Respected
We’re believers in continued education, and that’s why we learn about and adapt to the latest technology to offer innovative vineyard practices with ongoing improvements. Our team is just as high-performing, with quality and efficiency standards that support easy and transparent communication with our partners, and economically rewarding results.
Our high-level practices include aerial mapping and surveying, and use of additional resources to analyze crops and gain precise information to make grapegrowing decisions on the spot throughout each season.
It’s our passion to grow high-quality winegrapes and provide the best customer service in Monterey County. Working in different micro-climate AVAs for decades has been beneficial to our growth and experiences. Different varieties, regions and landscapes have helped us accommodate all of the variables, and repeat business and award-winning wines have continually affirmed our value as a partner in the industry.
We understand that quality grapegrowing goes hand in hand with superior winemaking. Growers and wineries need to work together to produce the best bottle of wine… We get it!
Location, Location, Winegrapes
Monterey County is known for a long growing season and fertile soil. Warms days, and cool foggy nights and mornings, are influenced by mountain elevation and proximity to Monterey Bay. These unique characteristics encourage complex flavor development in the fruit. Throughout Monterey County the terroir—climate, topography and soil—creates some of the best conditions in the world for growing winegrapes. The longer growing season and slow, gentle ripening produce smaller berries with rich flavors.
Monterey County and the surrounding areas offer the potential for certain winegrapes to thrive. In the region, we’re considered leading specialists in top quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. But the list of varietals we grow is much more extensive:
- Pinot Noir
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Petit Verdot
- Petit Sirah
- Pinot Grigio