Freedom Hill Vineyard is located in the foothills of the Coast Range. During the day warm air rises from the valley floor ripening the skins. At night, cool ocean breezes act to retain acidity. Our vines are planted on old sedimentary soils. The vines from our original Pinot noir blocks at Freedom Hill died from phylloxera after the 2003 vintage. Mark asked Dan Dusschee, the vineyard's owner and manager, to replant a four acre block on the north edge of the vineyard for St. Innocent. Our first vineyard designated Pinot from those vines was produced in 2008.