Located in the northern Mayacamas Mountains in the Red Hills AVA of Lake County, this 174.5+/- acre holding consists of 21.5 acres of mountain Cabernet Sauvignon planted at the 2,600′ elevation (similar to the peak of Howell Mountain in Napa). These higher elevation vineyards and pure Lake County air allow for greater levels of UV light, as much as 10% more than neighboring valley vineyards. The UV triggers thicker grape skins, greater tannins, and intense wines with high phenolic content.
This premier vineyard is planted on a north western facing hillside and the angle of the vines gives benefit of direct sunlight and better drainage. The soils are volcanic by origin from neighboring Mt. Konocti. Annual grape production has been designed around a 4.5 T.P.A. average to provide powerful structure and enhance flavors of this exceptional wine grape site. The vineyard planted 8’x6′ and has been machined harvested with Pellenc. In 2017 the vineyard was designated sustainable.
There are 56 acres of planted walnuts which makes ideal vineyard expansion and conversion ground. This is supported by an existing ground water well of approx 100+/- GPM on site. Further slope analysis shows another 61 acres in the 0-15% slope range (based on 2016 Lidar data – Lake County GIS Dept.) and an additional 36 acres between 15-30% slope.
One of the highest vineyards in the Red Hills at 2,600’ elevation
21+/- acres planted to ultra premium Red Hills Cabernet
4.5+/- tons per acre approximate average yield
153+/- acres of additional plantable land
174.5+/- total acres
Presented at $2,400,000