Los Pilares

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Country of Origin: USA
Location: San Diego, South Coast
People: Coleman Cooney, Jay McCarthy, and Michael Christian, Owners & Winemakers
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

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Los Pilares 2019 'High BPN' Red Petillant Naturel, San Diego County Login In Stock
Los Pilares 2019 'LaDona' Muscat Petillant Naturel, San Diego County Login In Stock
Los Pilares 2017 Grenache, Highland Hills Vineyard, San Diego County Login In Stock
Los Pilares 2019 'Pie Town Cider 2.0' San Diego County Login In Stock

Los Pilares is Coleman Cooney, Jay McCarthy, and Michael Christian. Before making wine for others, the Los Pilares collective were either backyard growers, garage winemakers, or wine industry professionals. Jay moved to London a few years ago. Coleman and Michael each do a bit of everything - Coleman focusing more on the vineyards and Michael on the winemaking.

Since the first vintage in 2010, Los Pilares has celebrated San Diego’s backcountry and mountains by making wine with nothing but grapes or apples (and sometimes minimal SO2). All of the fruit is sourced from sustainably grown vineyards and orchards. Four years ago, Coleman began planting a vineyard at 3800 feet of elevation in the Cuyamaca mountains of San Diego in soils of granite, quartz, shallow leaf litter, and veins of clay - grapes include Assyrtiko, Falanghina, Moscofilero, Mission, Counoise, Cinsault, Gamay Noir, Grenache, Girdiana, Rkatseteli, Graciano, and Alicante Bouchet, all own-rooted and dry-farmed. The land was in a state of nature when acquired, and burned in the Witch Fire of 2007. It abuts the 6,347-acre Santa Ysabel Preserve.

Social Media
Instagram: @michaellospilares
Facebook: Los Pilares