Odyssey-Thurlestone is the largest vineyard in the Edna Valley devoted exclusively to the cultivation of premier quality pinot noir. It was planted in 1997, with its first commercial harvest in 2001. The vineyard is located in the extreme northwest point of Edna Valley under the slope of Mt. Islay, an old volcano, and is influenced by cool Pacific Ocean air and one of the longest growing seasons in California. (See an aerial view of the vineyard on wikimapia.)
The volcanic and ancient marine sediment-based soils underwent two years of conditioning before being planted to a variety of clones, including 667, 777, and Pommard. Yields generally run around three tons an acre or less. Experts have described the resulting wine as "inherently elegant and Burgundian."