Rock Garden- (1.6 acres) (clones 7 & 337) (3x5 spacing)—Rock garden was planted in 2003 on a veritable rock pile at 900 feet above sea level. Many prayers were offered in hopes the young vines would survive on this rocky precipice. The block is well exposed on a narrow ridge running east to west several hundred feet above a seasonal creek that defines our southern property line. Soils are shallow at 9-18 inches above a mixed volcanic rock base. Yields are low at 1-1 1/2 tons per acre. The block produces berries showing strong mineral and nuanced black fruit flavors.
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