Beauregard Vineyards is located in the Ben Lomond AVA in the Western Santa Cruz Mountains. In 1940, Amos Beauregard bought a 250 acre apple orchard in the region. After Prohibition, many of the old vines in Ben Lomond were converted to apples.
But Amos wanted to renew the area to its past viticultural glory. To that end, he began planting vineyards. At first, he sold all of his grapes to Napa. But his descendants would begin making their own excellent wines. Four generations of the Beauregard Family have farmed this land.
In 1980, Amos’ grandson, Jim Beauregard planted Trout Gulch Vineyard near the town of Aptos. Other wineries bought these grapes until 2003, when the Beauregards began making their Pinot Noir from the vineyard. The property is planted with 13 acres of Chardonnay and four acres of Pinot Noir.
The winery also sources grapes from Zayante Vineyard for their deeply flavored, spicy Syrah. Owner Greg Nolton also grows Zinfandel and Merlot on this property.