The wine gods have provided the perfect location for creating the next great American Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The place is the Santa Lucia Highlands of California’s Central Coast, a slice of paradise ideally situated near the cool waters of Monterey Bay on the flanks of the Santa Lucia Range. It is a place steeped in tradition and history, not far from the Soledad Mission—the 13th mission on California’s historic Camino Real. It is a region graced by warm days, cool nights, rich soil and a chilly evening fog that nurtures the delicate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.

One Canon Create Extraordinary Wine

Discover Canon 13 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from California’s Central Coast, inspired by the land, its rich heritage and breathtaking beauty. The grapes are grown in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation, California’s premier, cool-climate winegrowing region famed for its mountainside vineyards and award-winning wines. The elevated vineyards bask in the morning sun before the afternoon maritime winds begin to blow. The exceptionally long growing season of early bud break, lack of fall rains, and extended harvests allow the grapes to develop full ripeness and flavors.

Start by asking the vineyard what it can offer, and try to translate that potential into the best wine possible.

Tom Klassen, Winemaker

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Planting Its Roots

The earliest vinifera plantings in the Santa Lucia Highlands date back to the 1790s with the arrival of the first Spanish missionaries and conquistadors.

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