The Malibu Coast is a diverse region that is bordered on the South by the Pacific Ocean and to the North by Conejo Valley. It’s southward facing slopes stretch from the Oxnard plain to Beverly Hills. The rich volcanic soil and mineral composition combined with the dynamic coastal climate allows for perfect growing conditions for premium wine grapes.
Weather patterns along the Malibu Coast can vary significantly depending on the elevation of each vineyard, offering a range of different varietals. Lower elevations near the water that are often trapped by coastal fog are best for growing early ripening grapes like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Heartier red wine varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes thrive in the higher elevations of the canyons often sitting well above the coastal fog, indulging in long hot days and then cooled by the Pacific Ocean breezes that flow into the night.
The Malibu Coast AVA represents a selection of locally grown and locally produced wines, which are winning awards and gaining international recognition for their uniqueness and quality.