Burning Bench Cellars
Moon Hill Vineyard
Burning Bench Cellars
Moon Hill Vineyard
- Planted Area
275 Nicasio Valley RoadNicasio, CA, 94946
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Grape DetailsVarietals: Pinot NoirVine Age: 13 years (average)Wine Regions: North CoastHillside Locations: Yes
Vineyard SizePlanted Area: 3.01 acres
Wine HistoryGrapes from these blocks have been used in the following wines:
|1.||Burning Bench Cellars - Moon Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir (2009)||$45|
|2.||Burning Bench Cellars - Moon Hill Vineyard - Estate Pinot Noir (2010)||$45|
|3.||Burning Bench Cellars - Moon Hill Vineyard - Estate Pinot Noir (2011)||$45|
|4.||Burning Bench Cellars - Moon Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir (2008)||$45|
Farm CertificationsThese blocks do not have any farm certifications
|Average Radiation Total||WH/m2|
|Biologically Effective Degree-Days||1605.66|
Temperature & Rainfall
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About Moon Hill Vineyard
The Moon Hill Vineyard is planted high on the south facing slopes of the ridge between the San Geronimo and Nicasio Valleys. The site’s full sun exposure during the day, combined with a cooling marine influence at night, provide perfect conditions to ripen Pinot noir. A shallow layer of clay loam soil, often not much more than a foot thick, overlays a fractured sandstone substrate resulting in an extremely low vigor site. The steep slopes, close vine spacing and narrow terracing all combine to require that our vineyards be tended completely by hand. We practice sustainable farming techniques which emphasize no-tillage, cover cropping and composting for building soil health. The seven-year old vineyard is planted with Dijon clones 115, 667, 777 and 828. Our Pinot noir is crafted using traditional low intervention methods and in the Burgundian style.
AdministrationVineyard-ID: 2380Created Date: June 20, 2012Edit History: View Edit History of this Vineyard
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Data Notes and References
NotesFarm Certifications: See the certifications page to learn more about the farm certifications Everyvine tracks. Soil Horizon: Bedrock value set to "-" is not available. Available water capacity units are cm/cm. Solar Radiation: Area Solar radiation has been calculated in watt hours per square meter (WH/m2) Topography: Topography values are averaged over the block area. Aspect is expressed in positive degrees from 0 to 359.9, measured clockwise from north. Growing Season: For use in various statistical averages, Everyvine defines the vineyard growing season as the period April 1st to October 31st.
The vineyard data presented here is most often sourced from the public data sources listed below. However, Everyvine also accepts data from vineyard owners who often have even better data they have collected themseleves.
If you have more accurate data on a vineyard go to: Data Submission page.Topography: Topographic and solor radiation calculations are based on 1/3 arc-second (approx. 10m) elevation models. Data provided by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), EROS Data Center, National Elevation Dataset, http://ned.usgs.gov/, 1999 Climate Indices: Calculations based on methodologies described by Gregory Jones and John Gladstones. See the following:
- Jones, G.V, Duff, A.A., Hall, A., and J. Myers (2009). Spatial analysis of climate in winegrape growing regions in the western United States.ā€¯ American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, in Press Spring 2010.
- Gladstones, J. (1992) Viticulture and environment (Winetitles: Adelaide).
- SSURGO: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database. Available online at http://soildatamart.nrcs.usda.gov.
- STATSGO2: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. U.S. General Soil Map (STATSGO2). Available online at http://soildatamart.nrcs.usda.gov.
- Web Soil Survey: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Web Soil Survey. Available online at http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/.