Effective April 10, 2014, Big Bang Wine will manage distribution for McIntyre Vineyards in all US states except California. The national launch will initially focus on the 2012 vintage and expand in the fall of 2014 with the release of the 2013 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
McIntyre is one of the most important producers in the Santa Lucia Highlands and owner Steve McIntyre is one of it’s most influential vignerons. He has planted more than 20% of the entire AVA giving him a unique understanding of its prized terroir. As owners/operators of Monterey Pacific, Steve, and his wife Kim, farm 11,000 acres in the Santa Lucia Highlands, Arroyo Seco, San Bernabe and Hames Valley.
The McIntyre Estate Vineyard lies in the “sweet spot” of SLH. Originally planted in 1973, the 80-acre site boasts some of the Highlands’ oldest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines. Since purchasing the property in 1987, the McIntyre family has viticulturally upgraded the entire site. McIntyre Vineyards was among the first properties in the Santa Lucia Highlands to be SIP Certified (Sustainability In Practice).
For more information on McIntyre Vineyards visit www.mcintyrevineyards.com.