Our estate vineyard was first planted in 2010 to answer the question of what varieties are best suited to coastal Ventura County.
It contains test blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Primitivo, Grenache, and Mouvedre on multiple rootstocks with some own-rooted vines.
The vines are planted with a variety of spacing and trellis systems from VSP, to Smart-Dyson, to head trained.
We began improving the structure of the heavy clay soils in 2009 and the vineyard is 100% organically farmed with fertilizer generously provided by our horses and chickens onsite. The oldest vines are dry farmed and the remaining are being trained to survive with supplemental irrigation.
The fruit from this vineyard goes into our Vigneron Reserve, the 109 Mile Syrah, and the 109 Mile Grenache. It typically has the highest acidity of all the fruit we harvest.