The smaller, South Vineyard was planted - in the rain - on March 17 & 18, 2006, making them 5-year-old vines. It is what we refer to as our "test" vineyard with 14 vines each of the following varieties: Merlot, Shiraz, Reisling and Symphony. Not many people have heard of Symphony. It is a white grape that was developed by UC Davis for the Volcano Winery in Hawaii. Pat and I visited there while on vacation in 2005 and had finally found a sweet, white that we both loved. They say you should grow what you like to drink, so that is where we started.
We expanded to the North in March of 2008 with 160 more vines; Merlot, Shiraz and Riesling primarily. However, thanks to a couple of good friends' offers of free cuttings, we also are growing some Sauvignon Blanc and Blanc du Bois. Lastly, we must mention the two (did I say 2?) Elvira vines, also given to us by a friend. And we thought Symphony was a long-shot!
The Grapes are organically grown and are pick-your-own.
We are currently growing the following grapes: