In the world of great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the words “cool climate” have become shorthand for a more refined and elegant style of wine, where complex and delicately layered aromas evolve into beautifully delineated flavors, underscored by racy natural acidity. Those who aspire to make the most thoughtful and sophisticated expressions of this kind of wine practice their craft on the extreme cool-climate edges of California viticulture. Perched seven miles from the Pacific Ocean on a mountaintop, Albatross Ridge is a vineyard on this edge.


Our twenty-five acres of pinot noir and chardonnay are rooted upon a rolling Carmel Valley ridge rising 1250 feet in elevation overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Carmel bay in the distance. Planted in 2008, the vineyard came into production in the fall of 2010. Our creed and passion is to grow wine of distinction and to honor the unique soils, setting, and micro-climate that we are privileged to call our own. Cheers!

Our Tasting Room

Our new tasting room is open for sampling our current and special release vintages. Our beautifully renovated tasting room is just off of Ocean Ave in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Please join us for a pour!





In Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
On Dolores St
between Ocean & 6th
Open daily
Sun-Thurs | noon – 7 p.m.
Fri & Sat | noon – 9 p.m.

Please contact (831)293-8896 or info@albatrossridge.com to schedule a tasting or private event!


“When the right alchemy of soil, climate and grape clone come together, a wise winemaker gets out of the way, and the results evoke terroir, and something deeper. Something like destiny.”

San Francisco Chronicle
September 2015