Muns Vineyard

Information about the planted areas of this vineyard

Grape Profile

Grape Details

Varietals: Pinot Noir, Syrah
Vine Age: 16.3 years (average)
Wine Regions: Santa Cruz Mountains

Vineyard Size

Planted Area: 13.35 acres

Wine History

Grapes from these blocks have been used in the following wines:
Wine (Vintage)PriceScore
1. Muns Vineyard Syrah Estate Grown (NV)$25
2. Muns Vineyard Pinot Noir Estate Grown (NV)$40

Farm Certifications

Certified: Sustainability in Practice

Land Profile


Elevation2629.07 ft.
Slope11.4% (6.52°)
AspectSouthwest (210.21°)

Solar Radiation

Average Radiation TotalWH/m2
Growing Season154849.95

Climate Indices

Index Name
Growing Degree-Days2720.95
Huglin Index1836.74
Biologically Effective Degree-Days1440.24

Temperature & Rainfall

AverageHi °FLow °FRain in.
Growing Season72.153.38.36
For more detailed information about the topography, climate, and soil of the vineyard blocks that grew these grapes, click on the individual blocks in the block list.

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Block List

Planted Areas of this Vineyard (18)

  1. Block: Nursery (0.41 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    2605.12 ft. |
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  2. Block: West D (1.01 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    2606.86 ft. |
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  3. Block: West E (0.43 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    2621.74 ft. |
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About Muns Vineyard

At 2600 elevation on the Loma Prieta ridge top, Muns Vineyard is the highest Pinot Noir vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains and is ideal for growing premium Pinot Noir and Syrah. The site enjoys panoramic views over the redwood forests to span Monterey Bay, from Santa Cruz to Monterey. The vineyard sits above the fog line and is cooled by the gentle maritime breeze that sweeps in almost constantly off of Monterey Bay in the summertime. In the winter it is not uncommon for the vineyard to be blanketed in snow. The soil varies from rich loam to shale to red clay. Planting started in 1998 and was completed in 2005, with 12 acres of Pinot Noir and one acre of Syrah. This high mountain fruit is grown by Ed Muns, with diligent attention to sustainable vineyard practices that produce extraordinary winegrapes. Most of the Pinot Noir is sold to other wineries, and a small amount is produced under the Muns Vineyard label. Not open for tasting. Mailing address: PO Box 1877, Los Gatos, CA 95031.

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Vineyard-ID: 3226
Created Date: February 14, 2013
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Data Notes and References


Farm Certifications: See the certifications page to learn more about the farm certifications Everyvine tracks.
Soil Horizon: Bedrock value set to "-" is not available. Available water capacity units are cm/cm.
Solar Radiation: Area Solar radiation has been calculated in watt hours per square meter (WH/m2)
Topography: Topography values are averaged over the block area. Aspect is expressed in positive degrees from 0 to 359.9, measured clockwise from north.
Growing Season: For use in various statistical averages, Everyvine defines the vineyard growing season as the period April 1st to October 31st.


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Topography: Topographic and solor radiation calculations are based on 1/3 arc-second (approx. 10m) elevation models. Data provided by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), EROS Data Center, National Elevation Dataset,, 1999
Climate Indices: Calculations based on methodologies described by Gregory Jones and John Gladstones. See the following:
  • Jones, G.V, Duff, A.A., Hall, A., and J. Myers (2009). Spatial analysis of climate in winegrape growing regions in the western United States.” American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, in Press Spring 2010.
  • Gladstones, J. (1992) Viticulture and environment (Winetitles: Adelaide).
Month Climate Averages: Monthly and annual temperature and rainfall values based on 30-arcsec (800m) normals for the climatological period 1971-2000. Data provided by PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University,, October 31,2008
Soil: Soil data is collected from the following sources:
  • SSURGO: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database. Available online at
  • STATSGO2: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. U.S. General Soil Map (STATSGO2). Available online at
  • Web Soil Survey: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Web Soil Survey. Available online at
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