Regan Estate Vineyards is located on a hilly knoll in the Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation. With nearly 40 acres planted to twelve different varietals and clones, Regan Estate Vineyards is one of the largest and most diverse vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Located fifteen miles east of BARGETTO WINERY in the Corralitos area of southern Santa Cruz County, Regan has a commanding view of the Monterey Bay. The 50 acre site sits atop a hilly knoll and receives cool breezes off the Monterey Bay, a national marine sanctuary. The Santa Cruz Mountains appellation stretches from southern Santa Cruz County to Half Moon Bay. The mountainous topography of the region is suited for the planting of small vineyards, each with a unique micro climate.
Regan Estate Vineyards cool climate location, one of the coolest in all of California, translates to a very long growing season that begins in March with bud break and generally finishes in November when the last grapes are harvested. The soil at Regan varies, but is generally a loamy-clay. Some sections at Regan have heavy clay; other sections are quite sandy, while other areas are rockier.
Due to the unique combination of excellent sun exposure (atop a knoll), cool climate and loamy soil, the wines from Regan tend to be rich in flavor, have good acidity (important for aging) and the reds are deeply colored. BARGETTO WINERY produces eleven wines which come from Regan: Pinot Grigio, Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay, Regan Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir, Pommard Clone Pinot Noir, Mt. Eden Clone Pinot Noir, Regan Reserve Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains Merlot, Regan Reserve Merlot, La Vita (Blend of Dolcetto, Refosco and Nebbiolo) and Mt. Eden Clone Sparkling Wine.
Learn about these wines and the topography of our estate vineyard: Regan Estate Vineyards Fact Sheet.