Grenache Noir is the second most widely planted red variety in the world.  A historic grape of both Southern France and numerous appellations in Spain, this purple-skinned, full-berried variety is a bit of a diva, needing much attention in the vineyard to prevent overcropping and sunburn.  Its late ripening rhythm is perfect for warmer growing regions such as the Sonoita AVA.

Callaghan’s Grenache is often the star of the vintage as Kent’s handwork in the vineyards ensures low yields and attention to canopy management. Planted in 2007, the vines are beginning to produce more complexity in the wine as Grenache tends to gain character with vine age.

Country United States
Appellation Sonoita AVA
Color Red
Variety 100% Grenache
4800 Feet
high in calcium bicarbonate, gravelly loam, formed in alluvial fans from igneous and sedimentary rock
vine age
10 years
Continental, Semi-Arid