Kirk Williams (KW) is the owner and farmer of KW Ranch. Kirk farms Pinot Noir and Syrah in this 40 acre vineyard below his lemons with the beautiful Santa Lucia Highlands rising up behind. The quality of the Pinot Noir that Scratch sources from Kirk makes some of the most complex Pinot Noirs off the bench.
Ventana is located in the gravely river basin of the Arroyo Seco. The rocks, fondly called 'Greenfield Potatoes', are a part of a well draining soil basin. The radiating heat from the rock surfaces help the canopy retain heat for ripening. The Riesling and Grenache Scratch sources from this vineyard reflect the minerality of those rocks in their aroma and flavor.