Latitude, altitude, Pacific Ocean, Van Duzer Corridor
2493ºF days (1385ºC days)
13 inches (323mm's)
15 million years old (Miocene) basalt.
2.8 acres Riesling, planted in 2005, 5 acres Pinot Noir planted in 2008.
Density of Planting
5 feet by 5 feet, 1740 vines/acre (4444vines/hectare)
Cane pruned with replacement spurs to 16 buds/vine, 28,000 buds/acre (71,000 buds/hectare). The canes are pruned at 20 inches from the ground (0.5 metres). The shoots are arranged into a vertical canopy. Each shoot is thinned back to one bunch.