The Pacific Ocean has a major influence on California’s grape growing regions. The Alaskan Current flows from its namesake (Alaska) down the west coast of Canada, the USA, and Mexico. The current carries the cool water down the coast and the coastal winds carry the cooler air inland which moderates the warm California sunshine. The closer the vineyards are to the Pacific Ocean the cooler temperatures tend to be, especially in the morning and in the evening.
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir both perform well in regions with cooler temperatures with most of the high-quality plantings of these grape varieties in California near the coast. With warm days and cool nights, grapes get the sunshine needed for ripening and in the late afternoon/evening get cooler temperatures that help the grapes retain acidity.
Meiomi, meaning coast in the native Waipo Indian language, is a wine brand that produces wines that are representative of the coastal regions they come from in California. The grapes sourced for the wine are from Monterey, Santa Barbara, and Sonoma Counties. In May 2019, Meiomi Wines became the official wine sponsor of the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions and will be until 2022.
The Meiomi wine brand was started in 2006 by Joe Wagner while working for his father Chuck Wagner at Caymus Vineyards. The wines have been a resounding commercial success and in 2015 the wine brand was sold to drinks giant, Constellation Brands, who continues to own and distribute the wine brand globally. In Japan, the Meiomi wines are imported and sold by Wine and Style (http://www.wineinstyle.co.jp/)