STONE VALLEY VINEYARD
All of the Stone Valley Vineyard is trained to “Vertical Shoot Position” system. The older plantings were planted at 960 plants to the acre and are over 19 years of age, but producing high demand quality fruit. The balance of the acreage is 13 years of age and planted to 1050 plants per acre. Vines are self-rooted plants.
Heat units for the site average 3000 -3200 units annually, and precipitation averages 7-10" annually.
The vineyard in on drip irrigation, and soil moisture and plant water status is monitored throughout the summer. Additionally, the vineyard is “LIVE” and “Salmon Safe” certified , adhering to ridged sustainable farming practices and is third party certified.
All fruit is hand-harvested at crop levels targeted at 3-3.5 tons per acre. Fruit is sold by the acre. Prices vary depending on the variety, performance and history of the individual blocks.
This vineyards is the first to show bud break, bloom, and veraison in the valley, but are usually the last to be harvested, and may have the lowest brix reading of all the vineyard sites.