The Thorne family owns
Rio Vista Vineyard in the Sta. Rita
Barbara County. The vineyard was planted in 2000 and 2006
with 100% Pinot Noir on 65 acres with seven clones. In addition
to our own production the vineyard has sold to a number of local
wine makers including Ken
Brown Wines, Flying
Goat Cellars, Hitching
Post Wines, Tantara
- Clifton, Rusack, Fess
Parker, Koehler and others.
Although the vineyards have replaced the
farming operation, the Rio Vista Cattle Company continues
to run cattle throughout the ranch.