Morgan is our sort of American winery. The prices are affordable, there is no over-reliance on shiny new barrels, and above all, the wines are balanced, elegant and delicious with food. It's a winning combination.
The winery was founded by Dan and Donna Lee in 1982 and by 1984 they had moved house to their new winery in Salinas and started working full-time at Morgan. Four years after that they planted the grape that was to make the winery famous: Pinot Noir.
Both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir flourish in Santa Lucia Highlands area of Monterey County with its cool climate and limestone soils. The area is also proving very suitable for organic viticulture as Morgan's Double L vineyard shows.
Dan's conscientious and innovative farming regimens allied with traditional, "minimalist" winemaking techniques craft wines of balance, elegance and distinction.