Stone Vineyard was planted in 1996 to 5 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, and then 8 acres were added in 2002 to Syrah, Malbec and Tempranillo. The original planting of Cabernet Sauvignon were the first grapes planted on the cobblestone soil in the valley. Because of the success of Syrah on cobblestone soils, we added the 2nd phase of the planting to meet the heavy demand for the unique qualities of the fruit off of these soils. The name “Stone Valley” was given to the vineyard to convey the imagery of the heavy strewn cobblestones found on the vineyard floor.
Norm McKibben developed the original planting at Stone Valley and then sold the property to Premiere Partners IV in 1999.
Tom Waliser has farmed and managed the vineyard since 1996.