In 1994, John and his wife Jana moved to Carmel Valley in search of a perfect spot to grow premium grapes and produce world class wines. In 1997 they planted their 7 acre vineyard on a sun drenched hillside.
Nestled on the eastern edge of Carmel Valley sits the Saunders vineyard, unique in its lime enriched soils and steep southern facing slopes. The warm summer days and crisp cool nights combine to produce a long growing season that yields intense and concentrated fruit flavors.
The name Boëté is in honor of John’s grandparents Francois and Jeanne Boëté from the little town of Le Juch in the Brittany region of France.
Today, over 6,000 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot grape vines are planted on the Saunders Vineyard in Carmel Valley.
Boëté winery is family owned and operated. Growing, harvesting and bottling the wine all takes place at their winery past the Village off Carmel Valley Road.