Bean Patch Vineyard
The vineyard was initially planted with four acres of tempranillo (Clone 1 and Duero) in 2008. The vineyard site has a predominantly northern aspect that rises to an elevation of approximately 1600 feet. The site is comprised of primarily manita loam, with some vannoy silt loam. Manita loam is a deep, well-drained soil on alluvial fans that typically contains clay loam along with some gravelly. The name of this vineyard stems from the fact that the initial owners of the property (who homesteaded the property in the late 1800s), used to grow bush beans in this particular area.
In 2011, we planted our newest vineyard. Comprising approximately 14 acres, the vineyard was planted with Tempranillo (Clone 1, Clone 5, Clone 11 and Clone 12), Verdejo (Clone 1), Grenache (Clone 1A and Clone 3), and Graciano (Clone 1). The vineyard site has a predominantly northern aspect on a varying slope surrounding a knoll, and sits at an average elevation of 1500 feet. The soil is virtually identical to that of the Bean Patch Vineyard. The name of this vineyard stems from the fact that the elevated knoll in the center of the vineyard provides an incredible view of the night sky, thus a perfect place for stargazing!