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We’ve been farming here for three generations. With over fifty years of grapegrowing under our belts, we have an extensive knowledge of our vineyards and terroir. Nowhere is this more important than in helping our clients choose the best sites for their wines and to farm them to their specifications.
Our process is simple: we work collaboratively with our clients. Winemakers share with us which varietal(s), flavors and textures, yield, price, and appellations they are looking for and then together we select a match from over 300 small vineyard blocks. The best match is determined according to the appropriate combination of microclimate, rootstock and clone. Winemakers looking for a specific flavor profile may choose grapes from a specific vineyard or block or even specific rows. Other winemakers choose to blend grapes from several vineyards in order to create a desired complexity and consistency.
Technology is used to track our vineyard practices and create reports to help us better
custom farm our vineyards.
But the potential for partnership does not end there. We sit down and develop a vineyard management program with each of our clients and set goals for the growing season. Our discussions may include decisions regarding canopy management, nutrition, irrigation, soil amendments, crop loads, or cover crops. Year-to-year we continue to collaboratively make adjustments as needed to ensure that we meet our mutual goals.