Last Saturday we drove South towards Hollister, where we paid a visit to the Calera Wine Company. Up in San Benito County, near Monterey Bay. Calera is the only grape grower in the Mount Harlan appellation. That appellation was established according to their request back in 1990.
We spent most of the day with the owner-winemaker Josh Jensen. He was very generous of his time and took us around his handful of vineyards, all distributed around the top of a limestone mountain. We interviewed him bit by bit in different spots around the vineyards. We got to see the gravity-flow winery. Towards the end, we got to taste most, if not all, of the wine produced from the Mount Harlan vineyards.
It was a good day for us. Thanks a lot to Josh!