Harrison Clarke is located in the extraordinary Purisima Hills, in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley…just north of Santa Barbara. The Santa Ynez Valley is a result of a distinctive east-west mountain range formation which characterizes the Santa Ynez Valley Viticultural area. The perfect union of soil, wind and sun in this, our unique microclimate, justify the expense and complexities of our hillside vineyard planting.
At Harrison Clarke, they farm 10 acres of Syrah and 1.5 acres of Grenache. Syrah falls between the full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and the lighter Pinot Noir - often smoky, peppery with licorice and blackberry, paired with foods ranging from roast chicken to game birds to beef and venison. Rhone style wines raised from Harrison Clarke Vineyards will be its contribution to wine growing in the Santa Ynez Valley.