CANDY MOUNTAIN VINEYARD
The vineyard is trained to a modified Lyre system, at about 975 plants per acre on the older blocks, and the upper young block is planted using the Vertical Shoot Position system.
Grapes are generally harvested from mid-September to the 2nd week of October, depending on the variety. Vines are planted 5' apart on self-rooted plants and are cropped at 3-3.5 tons per acre.
All fruit is hand-harvested with supervision and strict quality control standards.
Prices for the fruit vary depending on the history and performance of the individual blocks.
Heat units for the site average 3200-3400 units annually. Precipitation will average 6-8" of rainfall, occurring almost entirely in the winter and spring months.
The vineyard is planted on a south faced aspect, a fairly windy and dry site, but ideal for vineyard conditions.
Candy Mountain Vineyard is not farmed to LIVE or Salmon-Safe certification.