Thursday, May 15, 2008

2005/2006/2007 - The dream begins

A few years ago, after many months of searching, we found the perfect site for a small vineyard and winery. Our little space of heaven on earth is located in the beautiful foothills of Placer County near Auburn California (just north of Sacramento). We are surrounded by picturesque views of the Sierra's, the Sutter Buttes and Coastal mountain range, and the Sacramento Valley.

The 2.7-acre vineyard features several varietals - Barbera, Petite Sirah, Primitivo (the elder genetic twin of Zinfandel), and Chardonnay (Dijon clone). We chose these grapes for their wonderful rich flavors and willingness to thrive in this micro climate.It has been extremely challenging yet very rewarding to design the vineyard layout, winery, and tasting facility. Looking back at the photographs of only a few short years ago - the progress is quite amazing.

Anyone who knows about grapevines can tell you they’re a long term investment. So, with patience and a full plate of other projects we look forward to a qualified harvest in three years. With just a little over 2400 vines, we hope to yield at least 10-tons of fruit per year and produce approximately 800 cases of wine.

Our goals are to create wines that appeal to the fun loving enthusiast and even the serious connoisseur. And, when these folks visit our place we want them to know they are welcome and stay a while. With the breathtaking views surrounding the estate – that won’t be difficult.

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