The vineyard sites

Posted by on Aug 6, 2008 in In the vineyard | No Comments

Goddard Ranch

Purchased by my grandparents; Charles and Helen Bacigalupi in 1956 this ranch is the homestead of our family and the oldest ranch that we farm. With stewardship of this site for over a half a century this vineyard includes the Paris tasting block of Chardonnay. This Chardonnay which is planted to an old Wente clone is the main source for the legendary 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that won the 1976 Paris Tasting and helped to put the California wine industry on the map. Total Acres: 120

Bloom Ranch

Originally planted as a walnut orchard in the early 1960’s our family bought the property in 1973 from the Bloom’s.  Now solely planted to Chardonnay this vineyard’s proximity to the Russian River provides an optimum growing environment. Total Acres: 80

Frost Ranch

Located a stone’s throw away from the Russian River Valley this vineyard site is the source of the John Tyler Zinfandel and Pinot Noir. Bought by the Bacigalupi Family in 1990 this area is known for its unique climate; cool mornings and warm afternoons. There are 6 clones of Pinot Noir planted here including Pommard, Wente, Wadonsville and several types of the Dijion clone along with Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. Total Acres: 60 

Dijion Clone 115

Alexander Valley Ranch

Originally purchased in 1983 the Alexander Valley’s variety of micro climates support the growth of many wine grape varieties. Long, warm days create an environment that enables noble red varietals to excel. Currently planted to Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. Total Acres: 15

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