About Diamond Creek
Our infatuation with Diamond Creek borders on the obsessive. In 1968, Al Brounstein founded California's first true Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Winery. Immediately, individual vineyards of the Diamond Mountain estate were differentiated from soil type and are still vinified and bottled separately. The original vine clippings used to cultivate the vineyards were actually stolen from Bordeaux and smuggled into the United States through Mexico by Brounstein himself.
Gravelly Meadow is a 5-acre vineyard, laden with rocks and pourous soils, tends to display the strongest earthy characteristics.
Red Rock Terrace
Red Rock Terrace is a 7-acre vineyard with northern exposure, the wine tends to be more elegant than the other vineyards, usually a concentrated wine with big fruit, cedar, herbs.
7-acre vineyard, Southern exposure, planted on volcanic ash, the most tannic and powerful, spicy, smoky characteristics, the most lively personality out of the three.
Lake Vineyard, which has only been produced 9 times since 1972 and each time there were less than 100 cases (the vineyard is less than an acre, and the spacing is three times wider than modern day plantings).