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The Blocks

Our 30-acre vineyard is strategically divided into 30 blocks of roughly one acre each.  Each block is dedicated to the single clone determined to be the best match for the block’s sun aspect, elevation and slope – 16 distinct clones in all. Every block has been high-density planted at 6’ x 3’ intervals with low-vigor rootstocks that are known to restrain vine force and induce small, concentrated berries.  The vineyard's complex topography allows for all types of sun exposure. Rows are planted east to west on both east-facing and west-facing slopes.  All vines are double Guyot pruned and meticulously managed for optimal canopy cover and air circulation.