Chardonnay McManis Family Vineyards


Estate Grown

River Junction AVA

Light golden straw in color with bright fruit aromas of pear, melon, and peach. The palate is driven by notes of stone-fruit, banana, vanilla, and a hint of buttered popcorn. Rich and decadent, our Chardonnay can be enjoyed on its own or with a delicious meal.

Harvest and Production Notes:
100% of the fruit for our Chardonnay came from McManis’ very own River Junction AVA, located at the confluence of the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Rivers. The vineyards here sit below the waterline most of the year, resulting in temperatures 2-5 degrees cooler than the surrounding area and a more prominent diurnal temperature swing. Perfect for growing quality Chardonnay.

We harvested between August 4th and September 14th with an average Brix of 24.4. The wine was cold fermented in stainless steel and filtered prior to oak aging. Approximately two thirds of the wine was allowed to go through malolactic fermentation to add complexity and texture.


Gold Medal, 2023 | Los Angeles International Wine Competition

Silver Medal, 2023 | Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition

Silver Medal, 2023 | San Francisco Chronical Wine Competition

Silver Medal, 2023 | California State Fair Wine Competition

Silver Medal, 2022 | Houston Livestock & Rodeo Wine Comeptition

Bronze Medal, 2022 | San Fransisco International Wine Competition


Gold Medal, 2020 | OC Fair Event Center & OC Wine Society

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