Vineyards



Janice & Brian Schmidt Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
Growers – Janice & Brian Schmidt
Location – “Right in the middle of Dry Creek Valley.” The vineyard extends from Dry Creek Road across to West Dry Creek Road.
Year Planted – 2006
Total Acres – 69
Varietals farmed for thumbprint– Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Musque
Certifications – Sustainability in Practice
Elevation – 180 ft above sea level
Soil Type – Arbuckle/Yolo. The soil is loamy; a well-draining mix of sand and silt with some clay.
Spacing: Rows – 9ft. Vines – 6ft.
Avg temperatures during growing season – 82-48 degrees

Lisa’s Vineyard, Knights Valley
Growers – Harvey and Lisa Carr
Location – Less than a half mile from the Napa/Sonoma county line on Hwy 128. At the southern base of Mt. St. Helena.
Certifications – CCOF Organic, Fish Friendly Farm & Biodynamically farmed
Total Acres – 8.7 (we source from the “Top Block” on the highest point of the vineyard which is 1.95 acres. The bottom block is 6.75 acres. )
Varietal – Cabernet Sauvignon
Clone – 7
Elevation – 620 ft. above sea level
Orientation – Southwestern facing on 5 degree slope.
Soil Type – Red Hill /Series. Red hill clay loam, well draining volcanic soil consisting of limestone, sandstone & shale. Typically found on steep hillside slopes.
Avg Temperature during growing season – 82-49 degrees

Andolsen Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
Grower – Dr. Andy Andolsen
Location – On the western ridge of Dry Creek Valley
Year Planted – 1997
Total Acres – 14
Varietals – Primarily cabernet sauvignon. There is a small amount of Zinfandel above the cave.
Elevation – 600 ft above sea level
Soil type – Alluvial loam. Ancient sea floor soil that has been tilted sideways by tectonic movement. This means multiple layers of soil influence the vines.
Clone – 6
Spacing – This ridgetop / hillside vineyard is terraced creating more stress on the vines and resulting in lower yields with greater concentration of flavors.
Avg temperature during growing season – 83-48

Sciaini Vineyard, Alexander Valley
Grower – Joni Sciaini
Location – Valley Floor - off of River Road in Cloverdale, CA
Year Planted – 1974
Total Acres – 14
Varietals – Primarily cabernet sauvignon.
Elevation – 600 ft above sea level
Soil type – Alluvial loam. Ancient sea floor soil that has been tilted sideways by tectonic movement. This means multiple layers of soil influence the vines.
Clone – 6
Spacing – This ridgetop / hillside vineyard is terraced creating more stress on the vines and resulting in lower yields with greater concentration of flavors.
Avg temperature during growing season – 83-48