The Vineyards at Black Knight are scattered across our 60-acre mountain top, with a little over 30 acres of planted vineyard. Due to the steep and complex location, there are at least 20 different microclimates. We have 5 different clones of Chardonnay and 7 clones of Pinot Noir, combining these different clones with the microclimates, we have hundreds of variables to consider while farming. This provides for a rich diversity of grapes and the wines that can be made. Running through the property is the Rogers Creek Fault. This fault threw up a fantastic rocky ridge completely different from the soils on rest of the property. Although extremely difficult, we managed to plant the very top of the ridge. Come visit the vineyard and see the fantastic views.
Make your visit special by staying at Black Knight Vineyards vacation rental and enjoy the full vineyard experience. Our 3 bedroom, 2 Bath cottage has the prime spot on the property. It is private, secluded and has a view of the vineyards in one direction and the entire Valley to the west towards the ocean. We are often above the clouds and enjoy a world very few others ever get to experience.
Black Knight has created a line of high-end Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot. Our first vintage is a 2012 Chardonnay called Fault Line. It won a Gold Medal with 96 points against the best of wines of California. Come taste and hear the whole story in our new Tasting Room in Sonoma.