Phylloxera strikes

The silver lining of phylloxera was an opportunity to revitalize the 130 acres of estate vineyards.  We changed vine density, row orientation, clonal selection and varietals, and finished replanting in 2009.  This began our focus on the varietals best suited for the area; Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel and Merlot.