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At Arcadian Winery, we strive to create wine that fully expresses the distinct characteristics of each vineyard and California's Central Coast region. To this end, whenever possible we gain control over the vineyard by leasing the land as opposed to simply purchasing the grapes at harvest. By controlling yields from these vineyards and keeping them very low (we farm our Pinot Noir to 2-2.5 tons to the acre), we increase grape quality. The resulting wine speaks more about where it came from than about the hands that made it. This "somewhereness" vs. "someoneness" concept appeals to us because we believe the best wine is made more in the vineyard than in the winery.