|Poppaea Sabina (AD 30-65) was a Roman empress who used her beauty and intrigue to capture the attention of Nero eventually becoming his wife in AD 62.
Poppaea Vineyard LLC is situated on Old Julian Highway and plans to produce quality red grapes having an Italian heritage such as Nebbiolo, Barbera, Sagrantino, Montepulciano and Sangiovese. Development began in Autumn, 2009 and, by May 2011, over 1500 vines had been planted.
Construction of the winery will begin later this year in time for the first harvest in September, 2012. There are plans to open a tasting room during 2013 when visitors can enjoy the extensive views down the valley towards the Pacific ocean.