Estate Vineyard

In the spring of 2009 we completed planting our 7 acre vineyard on Ribbon Ridge. The soil was ripped and limed and posts were selected that contain no chemicals that would leach into the soils. We planted 2 acres of Pommard, 2 acres of 777 and 1.5 acres of 115 all on 101-14 rootstock. The rootstock was selected for its hearty nature that should be well-suited for drier years. The vine spacing is 4’x6’. The vineyard is irrigated, however our method is to limit irrigation after plants have been established to encourage roots to work harder for nutrients. The soils are Wellsdale and Dupee. Vineyard elevation is approximately 640 feet and sits on a “table-top” unobstructed by trees or hills.