Grape(s): *66% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay
*Vineyard: Straddling an exposed ridge of limestone, granite and chalk soils, Coastview sits at 2400 ft. 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 Allen. Their holistic approach with focus on sustainability can be seen in everything, from the large flock of Pygmy 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.
Breezes blowing in from the Bay create a maritime climate, with warm days of consistent sunshine moderated by cool nights for even ripening -- making for concentrated flavors in the grapes and elegant acidity.
Method: The fruit was brought into the cellar and foot-crushed. The whole clusters were co-fermented, receiving one pumpover per day during fermentation for a total of eight weeks maceration. Raised for ten months in 500L neutral oak barrels and racked once to tank before bottling, the finished wine was bottled unfined, unfiltered, with zero sulfur.
Case Production: 238 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.