The Rava’s own more than 1,200 acres of premium vineyards that span from the foothills of the Santa Lucia Range in Monterey County to the Rava Estate in the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country. Owner, Chad Rava oversees and manages all vineyard operations, new plantings and harvest decisions. By having a hand in all production processes, the Rava’s are able to focus on terroir driven quality and their signature sparkling wines
Paso Robles Vineyards
The estate vineyards start with a 505 continuous acre property, located in the El Pomar District, one of 11 sub appellations in the Paso Robles AVA. Once home to an Arabian Horse Ranch, Rava Estate was established in 2016 by Chad and Lauren Rava.
Located adjacent to Rava Winery, the estate vineyard is planted to 15 signature varietals from Italian and French origins. You will find Grenache, Teroldego, Nebbiolo, Negro Amaro, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Primitivo, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Calabrese, Tannat and Merlot.
The vineyard features warm daytime temperatures and cool marine breezes late in the day that flow through the Templeton Gap. The soils are a mix of loam, clay and limestone, providing excellent drainage and ideal growing conditions.
The Monterey Vineyards
Black Jack Vineyard is situated on a gently sloping hillside of the Santa Lucia Range in Monterey County. The vineyard boasts of 10 cooler climate varietals including Grüner Veltliner, Chardonnay, Albariño, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Muscat Canelli, Malvasia, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc.
Foggy mornings and warm days followed by late afternoon coastal breezes and chilly nights describe the climate enjoyed by the vines. Cooler temperatures allow the grapes to ripen slowly over a prolonged growing season, resulting in expressive, aromatic fruit. Rava harvests nearly all its sparkling winegrapes from the Black Jack Vineyard thanks to the unique micro-climate.