In Monterey Wine Country the eight primary soil types by percentage are:

  1. Lockwood Shaly Loam 28%
  2. Chualar Loam 15%
  3. Garey Sandy Loam 9%
  4. Arroyo Seco Gravelly Sandy Loam 7%
  5. Rincon Clay Loam 7%
  6. Placentia Sandy Loam 6%
  7. Oceano Loamy Sand 5%
  8. Chamise Shaly Loam 5%
  • Over eighty percent of the vineyards are comprised of eight, optimal soil types
  • Soils: Oceano Loamy Sand, Lockwood Shaly Loam, Chualar Loam, Garey Sandy Loam, Arroyo Seco Gravelly Sandy Loam, Rincon Clay Loam and Placentia Sandy Loam
  • Alluvial, porous, granite and limestone rich-perfect for grapevines.