Based in Carmel, California, Folktale Winery, the home of Golden, is located just 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean. We think it’s one of the most beautiful places on earth, and we are inspired every day to be able to make wines here. As a growing region, Monterey County is ideally suited to grow amazing Chardonnay. The warm, dry summer days are cooled each afternoon and evening by the Pacific Ocean breeze and fog. This creates an extended growing season, allowing the grapes to develop layers of complexity and flavor. The rocky, volcanic soils impart great minerality and acidity to balance the big tropical and stone fruit flavors. Our goal is to showcase why Monterey County is the premier region for California Chardonnay.
For our inaugural 2016 release of Monterey County Chardonnay, we used our own estate vineyard in Arroyo Seco