Los Pilares is Coleman Cooney, Kyley Morgan, Jay McCarthy, and Michael Christian.
Before producing wine for others, they were all either backyard vignerons, garage winemakers, or wine industry professionals. Since the first vintage in 2010, they've been trying to show the terroir of San Diego’s backcountry and mountains by making wine with nothing but grapes (or apples) and sometimes minimal SO2. All of the grapes and apples are from sustainable vineyards and orchards. Coleman Cooney is planting a new vineyard at 3,500 feet of elevation in the Cuyamaca Mountains of San Diego in soils of granite, quartz, shallow leaf litter, and veins of clay. The land abuts the Santa Ysabel Preserve.
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