10SPAN Vineyards, a new selection of fine wines from Monterey and Santa Barbara counties, is now available for purchase in bottles and kegs to on-premise venues. 10SPAN signature varietals include Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir.
Crafted by winemaker John Clark, 10SPAN is sourced from cool-climate vineyards along California’s Central Coast, showcasing the best of Monterey and Santa Barbara. The region is rife with distinct microclimates, which result from cool breezes that form from the Pacific Ocean and play along the coastal mountains. Such an environment cultivates a long growing season that enables slow, even ripening and allows select grape varietals to thrive.
“I have a strong passion for crafting fine wines from California’s premiere coastal winemaking region,” said Clark. “I hope to share the best single varietals sourced from these distinct microclimates with 10SPAN wines, while introducing new experiences for wine lovers to enjoy.”
The inspiration behind 10SPAN wines comes from the California condor, the largest flying bird in North America that soars above California’s coastline. According to Clark, “My passion for the Central Coast region extends beyond winemaking, and I’m very excited about our mission of supporting efforts to preserve the California condor--giant, majestic birds that are a symbol of this gorgeous coastline and call it home.” With the purchase of 10SPAN wines, a portion of proceeds will benefit the Ventana Wildlife Society and its efforts to reintroduce the California condor back into the wild.