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Laurel Hill Vineyard

Planted: 1990 (Chardonnay), 2002 (Pinot Noir) Our Laurel Hill Vineyard is in the Sonoma Valley appellation. Planted on the Mayo family estate at the foot of Sonoma Mountain, this vineyard is the source for grapes that are used to produce the Mayo Family Estate Chardonnay. In 2000 we planted two additional acres of Pinot Noir. The vineyard itself incorporates a variety of terrain including a sunnier hillside plateau and a valley element. The vineyard is exposed to sunlight from mid morning though the early evening with the hillside receiving longer exposure. Yields increase in this vineyard correlating to the descent into the valley block. Watering cycles, pruning and leaf pulling are specific to the two areas of the vineyard.
Acres: 10
Soils: White volcanic ash, dark-black topsoil, and decomposed-rocky granite
Varietals: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Rootstock: So4
Clone: Upper Chalk Hill
Trellising: 1/3 unilateral cordon (hillside block), 2/3 bi-lateral cordon (plateau and valley blocks)
Average yield: 2.1 tons per acre

 


 

Ricci Vineyard

The old vine Ricci Vineyard sits on a 10-acre block south of the town of Healdsburg on Limerick Lane, next to the Collins vineyard in the Russian River Valley appellation. It is the backbone of the winery's zinfandel commitment. The vineyard produces grapes that consistently create a distinctive wine that has developed a following among zin fanatics.

Planted: 1951
Acres: 10
Soils: Valley floor loam
Varietals: Zinfandel
Rootstock: St. George
Clone: Undocumented old-vine clone from rootstock grown in neighboring vineyards
Trellising: Head pruned (small area of experimental bi-lateral cordon trellising)
Average yield: 1.8 tons per acre


 

Lion's Lair at Hollister Hill

Our newest addition on Sonoma Mountain. North facing hillside vineyards ideal for growing the bordeaux varietals. Lower plateau next to a lake ideal for early ripening Riesling.

Planted: 2013
Acres: 6
Soils: Volcanic Tufa
Varietals: Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Reisling
Rootstock: 110 R
Clone: Bordeaux Clones, FR5 Riesling
Trellising: 8/5 VSP
Average yield: TBD first harvest 2017


 

Delaney Family Vineyards

Planted: 2002, 1955
Acres: 5
Soils: Sand and clay
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Syrah
Rootstock: S04, St. George
Clone: 7
Trellising: 5/6 VPS for Cab Sauvignon, head pruned for Petite Syrah
Average yield: 2.4 tons per acre