Brophy Clark Cellars sources some of the finest vineyards on the Central Coast to produce their award winning wines. In Kelley’s role as owner and manager of Coastal Vineyard Consulting, she covers more than 2,000 acres of vineyards and is able to secure select grapes for Brophy Clark wines.
The Garey Vineyard was planted in 1998 by the Robert Mondavi Winery and is SIP (Sustainability in Practice) certified. This 150-acre estate is in the heart of Santa Maria Valley on a bench above the small town of Garey. The terroir is one of gently sloping hills with sandy loam soils. Varietals planted include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The coastal fog influence and the cool afternoon breezes are the perfect climate for these Burgundian varietals. The fruit for the Brophy Clark Pinot Noir is a combination of Dijon clones 667 and 777. The Chardonnay is Clone 4.
Our Grenache and Syrah grapes originate from the Estelle Vineyard located in the heart of Santa Ynez Valley. This 78-acre estate was planted in 1998 by the Lindeman family and features gently rolling slopes with shallow loam soils full of cobblestones of various colors and shapes. The warm days and cool, foggy nights make it ideal for Rhône varietals. The Grenache used for Brophy Clark Cellars is planted to the Noir clone and the Syrah is the Estrella clone.
Whale Rock Vineyard was planted in 2001 by Castoro Cellars and is CCOF certified organically grown. The name is inspired by the thousands of petrified whale bones from ancient times scattered throughout the property. The vineyard is located on the west side of Paso Robles in the “Templeton Gap.” The climate is characterized by warm days followed by cool nights and mornings, and temperature shifts of more than 50 degrees are not uncommon. Soils are high in limestone and sedimentary rock. These austere conditions create an ideal environment for Zinfandel.