In addition to the Fogarty Winery, the Fogarty’s planted Gist Ranch Estate in 1999. This 100-acre parcel is located 17 miles south of the winery and 14.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean and forms the base for the wines under the Lexington label. The property features 14 acres of grapes including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Pinot Gris. Gist Ranch sits atop a ridge at 2300 feet above sea level and, while a bit warmer than the Winery Estate, is a relatively cool climate for Bordeaux varietals and is influenced by the Pacific Ocean to the west. The long growing season produces nuanced and complex Bordeaux-styled wines in both blended and single-varietal versions.