de Coelo Vineyard - Benziger Family Winery
de Coelo Vineyard

Our de Coelo Vineyard is located just five miles from the Pacific Ocean. We’ve farmed this site for over 20 years, establishing it as one of the first Biodynamic vineyards in the region. The breathtaking estate rises from 400 to 600 feet elevation, providing distinctive climate and altitude differences for the clonal selections nurtured at each block. The small lot Chardonnay, Pinot Noirs and Pinot Noir Rosé crafted from de Coelo are distinct expressions of the vintage, varietal and terroir of this exceptional vineyard. 

Following the Burgundian model for farming Pinot Noir, we tend 3 individual blocks at this 22-acre property, crafting distinct expressions of the grape. Each de Coelo Pinot Noir is named with a mystical Latin name in homage to the unique, ethereal quality of the terroir. 

Acres: 22
Year Planted: 2002-2007
Weather: Cool Climate, High Rainfall Area
Soil Type: Goldridge Fine, Sandy Loam, Kinman Loam
Grapes Produced: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
AVA: Sonoma Coast
Elevation: 400-600 ft
Pinot Noir Clones: Calera, 115, 667, 777, 828

Star

2015 de Coelo Quintus Pinot Noir

92pts
Wine Enthusiast

Star

2016 de Coelo Arbore Sacra Pinot Noir

92pts
Wine & Spirits

Star

2016 de Coelo Terra Neuma Pinot Noir

96pts, Double Gold, Best of Show
International Women’s
Wine Competition

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2016 de Coelo Quintus Pinot Noir

Gold Medal
SF Chronicle Wine
Competition