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Our Vineyard



The Andis vineyard surrounding the winery was planted in 1978 and purchased from Don Potter in 2009. With the construction of the winery, parking lot, etc, there are now about 20 acres under vine. Our 38 year old Zinfandel vines grow on 7.25 acres, making Zinfandel the most planted varietal in the vineyard. Barbara, an Italian grape renowned for its Sierra Foothill success, occupies 2.8 acres while Malbec vines fill 2.3 acres. Sauvignon Blanc accounts for 2 acres of the property. Our Rhone varietals include 1.1 acre of Petite Sirah, 1 acre of Grenache and 0.9 acre of Syrah. Schioppettino vines (skee'oph-peht-TEE-noh) grow on 0.3 acre.

Some vines are head trained while others use trellis systems. All mature vines are dry farmed.

Terri Harvey and Pat Rohan do an outstanding job managing the vineyard and tending to the vines.

When neccessary, we buy our fruit from local growers throughout Amador and El Dorado counties. After years of building relationships, we believe we've found some of the most committed and dynamic growers in the Sierra Foothills, each dedicated to their particular varieties.

VINEYARD MAP

FIDDLETOWN, AMADOR COUNTY
Windance Farm: Syrah.  (Elev: 2,850')

Deadman Fork: Mourvedre.  (Elev: 2,100')

MOUNT AUKUM, EL DORADO COUNTY
Hawk Creek: Cabernet Franc, Viognier.  (Elev: 2,300')

PLYMOUTH, AMADOR COUNTY
Indian Creek: Primitivo.  (Elev: 1,350')

 

SHENANDOAH VALLEY, AMADOR COUNTY
Dillian: Semillon.  (Elev: 1,630')
Baartman: Barbera.  (Elev: 1,650')
Helwig: Sauvignon Blanc.  (Elev: 1,430')
Linsteadt: Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel.  (Elev: 1,640')
Original Grandpere Vineyard: Zinfandel.  (Elev: 1,600')