Santa Rita Hills Vineyards Terrain & Soil
The Soil & Terrain of Santa Rita Hills Vineyards
The Pacific Ocean does not only influence the climate of the AVA, but also its soils. Ancient marine debris and eroding sand dunes are present throughout the Santa Rita Hills. Watersheds and creeks in the region have more recently deposited some alluvium into the soils, but far less than in the Santa Ynez Valley.
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