Granted Appellation status in 1983, the Arroyo Seco AVA is one of the smallest yet most diverse regions in California. Mercy "plays" exclusively in the appellation's ancient river-channel.
The Vineyards of Mercy - Neighboring Site-Specific Locales
Mercy sources fruit from three contiguous vineyard properties in the Arroyo Seco AVA: Cedar Lane Vineyard, Griva Vineyard and Zabala Vineyards. Each site is wind-blown and features varied topography with meager surface soil and hardpan subsoil; as granitic-based cobblestone beds and sand make up the nutrient deprived topsoil.