Alban vineyards are a patchwork of isolated soil types that you may recognize as Reva, Lorraine, Seymour’s and Pandora. Between and in route to these well healed sites are vineyards that are not so obviously distinct. They have blended these disparate and ‘disenfranchised’ blocks into a single wine they call Patrina.
Alban Vineyards is the first American winery and vineyard established exclusively for Rhone varieties: viognier, roussanne, syrah, and grenache. The Edna Valley vineyard is family owned by John Alban. At an early age he fell in love with Rhone wines and started his vineyard in 1989. In the cool-climate valley, he grows 50 acres of viognier, rousanne, and syrah, with an additional 30 more plantable acres on his 250-acre ranch.