Vineyard: *Straddling an exposed ridge of limestone, granite and chalk soils, the Coastview Vineyard sits at 2400 feet elevation with sweeping views of the Salinas Valley, the surrounding Gabilan Mountains, and Monterey Bay in the distance.
Coastview was planted in the 90s by John Allen, who continues to organically farm the vineyard alongside his son, Parker. Their holistic approach with focus on sustainability can be seen in everything, from the large flock of sheep that they use in lieu of herbicides and fertilizer, to the artesian spring wells that they use for irrigation in times of severe drought.
*Method: *Bang Bang Chardonnay was foot-crushed whole-cluster in picking bins and allowed to macerate for a day in order to gain some texture and natural protection from the compounds in the skins. The next day the juice was pressed off to a stainless-steel tank, settled for a day and barreled down to neutral oak barrels, fermenting and aging for 8 months on the lees. Racking was done two months before bottling to allow the wine to come together in the tank. As always, the wine is bottled unfined, unfiltered and with no SO2.
*Case Production: *219 cases *Bottling Date: *August 2020
Our philosophy is simple. Nothing added, nothing subtracted. Organic grapes and a lot of love.
Founder and Winemaker
Starting from a very young age, I’ve always been a lover of food, wine, and hospitality. After dipping my toes in the corporate world, I packed up my car in 2011 and drove cross country for a harvest internship in pursuit of starting a wine career in Northern California. Since that first internship, I worked for six years heading up the winemaking, management and sales at a winery in Sonoma before starting Subject to Change in 2017. The idea stemmed from my love of natural wine, the community that surrounds it and the infinite opportunity and canvas that the California landscape provides. Layering my passion for European natural wine and my knowledge of California viticulture and wine production, Subject to Change Wine Co was born as a way to connect my love of natural wine to my love of California, the land and the culture of growing and consuming locally.