A sliver of majestic land 45 miles long and 15 miles wide, the Coachella Valley in Riverside County is nestled between mountain ranges and the unique saltwater lake, the Salton Sea. This land’s legacy is an abundance of sandy soil with excellent water-holding capacity that can sprout beautiful plants time and time again. Our legacy is built upon it.

Sun World nurtures the enriched soils of two distinct microclimates within the Coachella Valley: the Mecca Slope and the Oasis region. The harvests of these two regions follow the sun from east to west, allowing us to begin growing our delicious grapes on the Mecca Slope and finish our harvests on the Oasis. Because of Coachella’s microclimates and warm year-round temperatures, you get to indulge in refreshing grapes throughout the year.

The lush Mecca Slope rolling off the Little San Bernardino Mountains is marked by an early growing season. Because this land faces west, we can take advantage of more sunlight and higher temperatures that allow sugars to develop in grapes for a delightfully sweeter taste. The Mecca Slope also lies several 100 feet off the Valley floor, which means cold air drains off the slope and we rarely experience spring frosts. These rich soils vary from rocky to very sandy and are farmed with drip irrigation to yield some of the region’s earliest table grapes: our signature SUPERIOR SEEDLESS® and MIDNIGHT BEAUTY® brand grapes, and Flame Seedless grapes.

Eroded from the surrounding mountains, the land in the Oasis region is extremely fertile and boasts good water-holding capacity. Because the Oasis’ microclimate offers a later growing season, we can transition our crops from the Mecca Slope to the Oasis to extend their availability. We harvest our distinct table grapes from early June through late June on this rich land.