Located at the northeastern tip of the Carmel Valley Appellation, the family-owned Holman Ranch resides approximately 12 miles inland from the Pacific Coast.
Our 100% estate-grown wine varietals are planted on approximately 21 acres of undulating terrain. The wines produced are unfined and crafted to deliver the true varietal of the grape from harvest to bottle. The climate and terroir of the appellation has played a critical part in the success of our wines. The warmth of our inland valley coupled with the cooling marine layer has established itself as an ideal microclimate for the production of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Our Burgundy Clones have thrived from the perfect blend of ideal climate, southern exposure and thin rocky soils.
The estate wines of Holman Ranch include: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé of Pinot Noir. Carefully hand-harvested, cold pressed and bottled, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced from the fruits of our trees has a delightfully distinctive flavor.LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR VINEYARDSBUY WINES
Completed in August 2012, the estate winery at Holman Ranch, located in The Caves, is completely underground in order to take advantage of the natural cooling and humidity held below. The 3,000 square foot area maintains a constant temperature of 58°F and contains four 750 gallon tanks, four 1,200 gallon tanks, and four open top tanks that can hold two tons each. One hundred (100) French oak barrels are maintained year round. Winery operations such as destemming, pressing, fermenting and aging take place within the cool environment of The Caves, while bottling is done directly outside using a mobile bottling line.
During harvest, 6 to 8 tons of grapes a day are processed. This may seem low but it is due to the fact that harvesting hours are between 7am to noon on any given day. Grapes are hand picked and loaded into half ton bins, transferred to the winery by tractor and then moved by forklift to the destemmer. White wines take around three weeks to ferment at 50°F and are bottled in February, while red varietals ferment for two weeks and are bottled in early June. All skins, seeds and stems are composted and returned to the fields. Slow months for our winery are June, July and August with the busiest time being September. The winery will produce 3,000–5,000 cases annually.MEET THE WINEMAKER
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Tasting Room Hours
Daily – 11am–6pm
Memorial Day weekend–Labor Day weekend
Mon–Thu – 11am–6pm
Fri–Sun – 12pm–7pm
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Gain exclusive access to our wines is just the start of your journey with Holman Ranch. Our popular Estate Club was created in response to a high demand for wines that are not available at restaurants or retailers in your local area. You asked for a way to be kept informed about new releases, wine education classes, estate olive oil and upcoming events; we listened.
You will also have first access to event tickets, overnight stays and more!
In the spirit of personalized service we have two levels of membership that perfectly pair with your preferences.VIEW OUR WINE CLUB