Fossil Point is named for the rugged headland in San Luis Obispo County which features sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Central Coast. The winery's estate vineyard is located five miles inland in Edna Valley with its soil of ancient calcareous shale which was uplifted from the sea floor millennia ago.
WHEN WE SAY FOSSIL POINT ROCKS – WE MEAN IT! CALCAREOUS SHALE AND COARSE SAND WERE UPLIFTED FROM THE FLOOR OF AN ANCIENT OCEAN AND THEN WEATHERED INTO PLACE OVER MILLENNIA. IT BECAME A PLACE OF DEEP BEAUTY AND VAST POTENTIAL. FOSSIL POINT IS A RUGGED HEADLAND WITH SWEEPING VIEWS OF THE COASTLINE STRETCHING FROM PORT SAN LUIS TO THE GUADALUPE DUNES. THE POINT IS JUST FIVE MILES DUE WEST OF THE VINEYARDS THAT ARE ITS NAMESAKE. SUNNY AFTERNOONS ARE COOLED BY MARINE BREEZES SWEEPING OFF THE PACIFIC OCEAN, ALONG FOSSIL POINT TO THE VINES AND GRAPES. THE RESULT ARE GRAPES PERFECTLY RIPENED WITH BALANCING ACIDITY.