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P.O. Box 153 Rutherford, CA, 94573
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Vineyard SizePlanted Area: 4.75 acres
Wine HistoryThere are currently no known wines associated with these grapes. Edit the vineyard blocks to add wines.
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|Average Radiation Total||WH/m2|
|Biologically Effective Degree-Days||1965.4|
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Planted Areas of this Vineyard (6)
- Block: 1 (0.32 acres)Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon235.23 ft. | PerkinsView block details
- Block: 2 (0.32 acres)Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon219.76 ft. | PerkinsView block details
- Block: 3 (0.67 acres)Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon207.01 ft. | PerkinsView block details
- Block: 4 (1.95 acres)Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon197.3 ft. | Maxwell, PerkinsView block details
- Block: 5 (0.06 acres)Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon193.27 ft. | MaxwellView block details
- Block: 6 (1.43 acres)Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon193.65 ft. | MaxwellView block details
About Helms Vineyard
The gently sloping site is relatively cool, protected from the intensity of the late afternoon heat in the height of the growing season. These western foothills of the Rutherford Bench are blessed with gravelly loam soils, which provide ideal drainage and are perfect for grape growing. Helms Vineyard Cabernet displays the classic Rutherford profile: dark fruit, richly layered with a touch a spice and the "dusty" character so prevalent to the appellation.
AdministrationVineyard-ID: 3082Created Date: December 17, 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.” 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/.