In 1969, the Millers, a fifth-generation California farming family, purchased Bien Nacido. They also purchased an adjacent parcel that had been part of the original land grant, and reunited the two as Rancho Tepusquet, now comprising over two thousand acres. The original adobe remains as one of the few privately maintained adobes in California. In the early 1970s, it became clear to the Millers that the soils and climate were ideal for growing grapes, and they moved quickly to realize the full potential of the property. Premium varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were planted in this Region 1 cool-climate growing region boasting one of the longest growing seasons in the state.