In the summer of 2012, Radio-Coteau acquired a Historic Estate of 42 acres and a ranch on a hill above the American city of Occidental. Before the draining in the 1920s, the estate was called Joseph Morelli & Sons. Later this vineyard was known under the name Lemorel winery, in 1892 the first vines were planted. The vineyard is located at 234 meters and has a very diverse agro-ecosystem established on the prized Goldridge soil consisting of sandy loam, the remains of an ancient sea floor, revered for excellent drainage and moderate fertility. The roots of the grape vines extend low into the subsoil, giving them access to water resources until late in the growing season, making it possible to continue to propagate the old Syrah and Zinfandel vines of 1946. The area experiences moderate rainfall during the winter months and the overall cool coastal climate provides extended maturation and good flavor development.