We are fortunate to have a hillside vineyard in Dry Creek Valley, originally planted in the early 1900’s.. Today our vineyard blocks scale steep hillsides with slopes ranging from 20% to 45%. Long sunny temperate days with morning fog and cooling evening breezes provide perfect natural elements for growing Syrah and Viognier. Our nine acre vineyard is divided into six small blocks of Syrah and a half acre of Viognier. Two of the Syrah blocks were planted in 1990, two planted in 1998, one planted in 1999 with another planted in 2001.. The Viognier blocks were planted in 2001 with a second block in 2006. Each block is distinct in soil composition, vine spacing, trellis system, exposure, topography and fruit. The Syrah is cordon pruned and the Viognier cane pruned.
The property has two distinct and different geological hills. The red hill is three million year old Sonoma volcanics with deep red clay, while the brown hill is one hundred twenty million year old bed rock. The red hill produces red/ Read more »