AT THE VINEYARD
Our estate is comprised of 100 acres, with 17 acres currently planted in grape vines. Cabernet Franc is the most widely planted varietal, with 7 acres under cultivation. Seyval Blanc is the next largest planting, with 5 acres, followed by Norton (3 acres) and Chardonnay (2 acres).
While the soils of our estate vineyard manifest many variations on a common theme, the primary soil type consists of loamy clay overlying limestone shale.The vineyards are planted to a series of east facing hillsides, which protect the vines from the hot afternoon sun, promoting the retention of volatile aromatic compounds in the fruit.
The average harvest yields roughly 4.5 pounds of grapes per vine (2.5 tons per acre), or the equivalent of 2 bottles of wine per vine.