The Huber Estate was established in 1986, and the first vines were planted in 1987, making it one of the oldest vineyards in Santa Rita Hills. The premier grapes of the appellation, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, are grown on the estate, as is a German red grape varietal called Dornfelder.
Proprietors Norman and Traudl Huber are dedicated to growing grapes of flavor and quality and crafting wines of distinction. All Huber wines are handcrafted in small lots to ensure the highest quality expression of the estate vineyard and the Santa Rita Hills area.
Coastal morning fog and afternoon breezes provide an ideal environment for Burgundian varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which are planted on the estate in 1988. Dornfelder, a grape varietal developed in Norman and Traudl’s native Germany, was introduced to the vineyard in 1995.
Currently, the estate vineyard has 11 acres of Chardonnay, 10 acres of Pinot Noir and 3 acres of Dornfelder. Tasting by appointment only.