Our estate grown Zinfandel vines are now 40 years old and completely dry farmed. The combination of maturity and no irrigation, aside from mother nature, forces the vines to struggle a bit and seek water deeper into the soils.
By stretching their root systems through many layers of soil, a variety of minerals and nutrients are brought into the grapes. The grapes produced by these vines are smaller with a higher skin to juice ratio. This allows us to make highly concentrated wines, dense with flavor and texture. Additionally, our vines are self-regulating in that they will not over crop. We get smaller yields but higher quality grapes from these vineyards.