Noun \ Luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for. A "fortuitous happenstance" or "pleasant surprise".
Spanish explorers tried to conquer Point Conception for hundreds of years before successfully traversing the convergent currents, heavy winds and rough seas, in the search for glory and gold.
Point Conception is the only place in the contiguous United States where the sun can be seen to rise and set over the Pacific Ocean, as the coast runs due north to San Francisco, and due east to San Diego.
The Point Conception headland creates a giant funnel for cold, prevailing onshore northwest marine air flow. The cold Pacific Ocean is a heat sink and temperature buffer, providing a cooling effect in summer and warming effect in winter.
The jutting topography and extreme marine influence creates summer days in the mid 60s F. and pinot noir bud break near the end of February, with grape harvests in mid October.
Point Concepcion and Cargasacchi Wines are grown only in the unique east-west transverse valleys that channel the Pacific’s influence through these, open, west-facing, maritime throats of Santa Barbara County and the Sta. Rita Hills.