The Laurel Glen vineyard sits at an elevation of 800 to 1000 feet above sea level. As a result, the vineyard benefits from warm thermal updrafts from the valley floor at night. Generally above the marine fog layer, the vineyards have a rather condensed (not too hot, not too cool) temperature range given a 24-hour perspective, as compared to the more-typical California North Coast pattern of warm days and cool nights.
The vineyard is situated on a east facing slope. This optimal exposure captures the first rays of morning sunlight and avoids the burning heat of late afternoon.