Our grapes come from 27 acres of grapes in four different locations in the Temecula Valley.
The first acre of Mother’s Vineyard was planted by our family on Mother’s Day in 1982. Expanded in 1983, it now comprises five and one-half acres, all planted to the Riesling variety. The soil is decomposed granite, and the southeast facing hillside site creates an early ripening environment which produces grapes of high natural acidity. The grapes have the classic apricot flavor prized in Riesling.
Planted primarily to Bordeaux varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon (five and one-half acres), Cabernet Franc (two acres), Merlot (two acres), Sauvignon Blanc (two acres) and Semillon (one acre), this vineyard was planted in 1968 and purchased by us in 1994. In 2005, one and one-half acres of Malbec and two and one-half acres of Sangiovese were planted. While still classed as relatively poor soil, it tends to be somewhat richer than Mother’s Vineyard, and especially suitable for these varieties.
LA SERENA VINEYARD
Comprised of one and one-half acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and one acre of Sauvignon Blanc, these grapevines are the ones you see at the visitor center. Grown on sandy/clay soil, they produce wines with exceptionally fruity varietal aromas.