The Vineyard

The vineyard is a 10-acre rectangle, planted in the dark, gravelly clay characteristic of Carneros and surrounding areas whose soil originated in the ancient reaches of the San Pablo Bay.

The planting is dense, with the cordons close to the soil for warmth; a high canopy to catch as much of the sun as possible in this cool, misty canyon.

The vineyard has a tiny half-acre secret garden across the creek that marks the southern border for the vineyard.

The vines here are planted in meter by meter spacing; they are so stressed by their density that each vine produces only a few clusters, each with intense in flavor.