Veeder Hills Vineyard
To accommodate the steep mountain slopes, the vines at this site are planted to ridges. We carefully seek out areas with thin soils so the vines are forced to struggle, producing lighter yields with small, intensely flavored berries. We avoid planting in shaded areas to ensure the vines have the best possible exposure to sunlight during the day to achieve optimal ripeness.
Acreage: 85 acres
Varietals Planted: Cabernet Sauvignon (79 acres), Malbec (6 acres),
Elevation: 600 – 1,120 feet
Exposure: Due east, due west, southwest
Microclimate: This vineyard generally is cooler than the valley floor, and is less susceptible to temperature extremes, both hot and cold.
Soil: Sedimentary clay loam with soil depths from 2 to 4 feet on top of shale
Trellis: T-top, Lyre and Vertical Shoot Positioning