Our Vineyard

The Land

 

Overview

  • Primarily use grapes from the Applegate and Bear Creek Valleys of Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley.
  • Varieties include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Viognier, Sauvignon blanc, Rousanne, Chardonnay and Syrah.
  • Sustainable agriculture practices.
  • The Rogue Valley’s first bonded winery since Prohibition.

The Vineyard

  • Twelve acres planted in 1972 (ten replanted/grafted in 1995-2006), thirteen acres planted in 1976 (four grafted in 2003-2007)
  • New plantings densely spaced (1000-1250 plants per acre) on rootstock
  • Mean aspect: South by Southwest
  • Mean slope: 4.36%
  • Mean elevation: 1515 feet
  • Soil: primarily Ruch gravelly silt loam
  • Vineyards are irrigated by drip, frost protected by overhead sprinklers.