Refosco is a Bergamot favorite. It is a rarity even in its Friulian home, let alone in all of California, and then on this far flung central coast hillside. The Santa Maria Valley is actually the oldest grape growing region in central California, dating back to the Mexican Colonial period of the 1830s. There was certainly no Refosco here until the Tres Hermanas vineyard planted this dark and tannic variety in their cool coastal site. The Birds press the Refosco straight away for minimal extraction, ferment in stainless steel, and age the wine in a mix of stainless steel and neutral oak, before bottling a mere 95 cases of this pink.