Producer Profile


COQUELICOT (ko-klee-ko) is the name “en Français” of the striking red poppy flower that graces the French countryside, as well as all the labels on our wines. Our vineyard is an organically farmed property in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. Sustainable farming and gentle, meticulous winemaking techniques converge to produce hand made, limited production wines that are a true celebration of life. We are an organic vineyard: we let the grapes enhance themselves into wine without the aid of adjustments, additives, or enhancements and are low in sulfur. At Coquelicot Estate Vineyard, we craft natural wines while limiting our impact on the environment.

Where The Wines Come From

Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Ynez Valley, nestled within California's Central Coast, is gaining recognition for its natural winemaking practices. With its diverse microclimates, including coastal influences and inland warmth, the valley provides an ideal terroir for sustainable viticulture. Natural winemakers in Santa Ynez Valley prioritize organic and biodynamic farming methods, cultivating a variety of grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah with minimal intervention. By eschewing chemical additives and focusing on natural fermentation, they produce wines that reflect the region's unique character. Santa Ynez Valley's natural wines are known for their purity, elegance, and expression of fruit flavors, with Chardonnays offering bright acidity and tropical fruit notes, Pinot Noirs showcasing delicate red berry flavors, and Syrahs displaying rich dark fruit and peppery spice. As the demand for authentic, terroir-driven wines continues to grow, Santa Ynez Valley remains a vibrant and innovative player in the natural wine movement, offering a taste of California's diverse terroir and commitment to sustainable winemaking with every bottle.