Formation wines are estate grown from the historic Scheid Vineyards located in the Arroyo Seco AVA in California’s Monterey County. Steeped in wine-growing history, Arroyo Seco is one of the smallest appellations in California. It is a finite piece of terrain that has always been considered a top place to grow grapes in California. Of the over 100 California AVAs, Arroyo Seco was one of the earliest to be recognized. It’s known for its cool climate and maritime influences from the Monterey Bay, extreme wind, and having one of state’s longest growing seasons. The geologic formations of the Monterey region were formed many millions of years ago. Surrounded by mountains, what is even more influential to the wines is what you don't see: the Monterey Canyon, one of the deepest spots in the Pacific Ocean whose uprising cools the vineyards and allows the grapes to ripen more slowly and evenly.
Deliciously expressing their origin, the wines of Formation exhibit deep aromas, balance and structure. 100% estate and Certified California Sustainable vineyards; in fact, Formation’s parent company Scheid Vineyards won the 2019 California Green Medal Environment Award! The winery is completely wind-powered.
The geologic formations of the Monterey County region were formed many millions of years ago. The ancient marine layers and alluvial soils are a result of the primordial sea and shallow coral beds over oceanic volcanic crust. Deliciously expressing their origin, the Formation wines exhibit deep aromas, balance and structure. 100% estate vineyards.
- Varietals: Chardonnay , Pinot Noir
- Agricultural Standards: Sustainable