San Diego, California - Valle De Guadalupe, Mexico
Solterra's focus is on Rhone and Italian varietals sourced locally from the south coast region of southern California and Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico.
As more vineyards are planted we look forward to producing more wines from San Diego County fruit. The name "Solterra" is derived from the Latin words – Sun & Earth - the two most important elements in wine production.
The Solterra "white" label is for our wines that are from grapes that are only grown in the San Diego county, Temecula, and northern Baja, Mexico.
The Solterra "black or Mestizo" label is a combination of northern California fruit with Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico.
Mestizo (n.): The Spanish word Mestizo is from the Romance/ Latin word mixticius, meaning mixed.
We have found that in blending trials that there is a symbiosis of combining the wines of these two regions. These grapes are grown roughly 600 miles apart and have vastly different soils and climate but this is what brings the complexity to these unique blends. We have a Rhone style blend in bottle and in barrel we currently have a Tempranillo/Grenache along with a super Tuscan influenced Sangiovese/Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon.