Solomon Hills Vineyard Solomon Hills Vineyard was planted in 1999. We leased 7 acres of the vineyard and planted clones 2A, 115, 667, 777 and Pommard all on 5C rootstock. Solomon Hills is our coolest vineyard within the Santa Maria AVA being closest to the Pacific Ocean influence. This closer proximity to the ocean also makes for a sandier soil, which is very well drained (pleasing to the pinot grape vine). Solomon Hills is farmed sustainably and trellising and pruning the same as with the BNV organic blocks.