Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot noir, Riesling and Syrah
Grape Farming Practices
Conventional, all varieties are self rooted , carefully drip irrigated only as needed, and VSP. Deleafing is done to give good ventilation to the fruit.
Cabernet, 5 tons; Pinot noir, 5 tons; Riesling 4 tons; Syrah 5 tons
Cabernet. $2500; Pinot noir $2200; Riesling $1300; Syrah. $2400
The vineyard lies on a Northwest to southeast slope, At 800 feet elevation at northwest end to 400 feet elevation at southeastern end. There is normally good wind ventilation for the plants and plentiful sunshine and plenty of heat units. The Syrah plants are self rooted on terraces at 800 feet elevation in quite rocky soil and drip irrigation. The Cabernet is on a steep side hill on terraces and vertically trained shoots and drip irrigated. The Pinot noir and Riesling are at 400 to 500 feet elevation, vertically trained, drip irrigation and deleafed only to allow ventilation and not get sunburned. All grapes are hand picked. The wines from these grapes have won many awards.