Fiddlestix Vineyard

Information about the planted areas of this vineyard

Grape Profile

Grape Details

Varietals: Pinot Noir
Wine Regions: Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley, Sta. Rita Hills

Vineyard Size

Planted Area: 115.39 acres

Wine History

Grapes from these blocks have been used in the following wines:
Wine (Vintage)PriceScore
1. Anglim Winery Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard (2007)$4590
2. Bonaccorsi Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard (2007)$4590
3. Bonaccorsi Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard (2008)$6091
4. Paul Lato Pinot Noir Sine Cera Fiddlestix Vineyard (2008)$7092+
5. Paul Lato Pinot Noir Sine Cera Fiddlestix Vineyard (2007)$50093+
6. Summerland Winery Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard (2007)$5088

Farm Certifications

Certified: Sustainability in Practice

Land Profile


Elevation275.92 ft.
Slope5.7% (3.25°)
AspectSouth (178.58°)

Solar Radiation

Average Radiation TotalWH/m2
Growing Season150815.46

Climate Indices

Index Name
Growing Degree-Days2696.24
Huglin Index1920.64
Biologically Effective Degree-Days1532.17

Temperature & Rainfall

AverageHi °FLow °FRain in.
Growing Season75.349.92.56
For more detailed information about the topography, climate, and soil of the vineyard blocks that grew these grapes, click on the individual blocks in the block list.

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Block List

Planted Areas of this Vineyard (7)

  1. Block: 1 (12.52 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    260.82 ft. | Ballard, Gazos, Mocho, Santa Ynez
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  2. Block: 1 (12.2 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    260.32 ft. | Ballard, Gazos, Mocho, Santa Ynez
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  3. Block: 2 (23.5 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    255.17 ft. | Ballard, Botella, Gazos, Mocho
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  4. Block: 5 (13.31 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    308.63 ft. | Ballard, Botella, Gazos, Santa Ynez
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About Fiddlestix Vineyard

Fiddlestix is the quintessential Pinot noir dream vineyard, in the fog-laden, cool climate Sta. Rita Hills AVA, at mile marker 7.28 on Santa Rosa Rd. In 1996, Kathy Joseph purchased what was a 133 acre “flower farm” and helped nurture the Sta. Rita Hills AVA granted in 2001. The soil is well-drained Gazos and Botella clay loam, loaded with chirt and Monterey shale. The 96 acre vineyard is designed to 32 mini-blocks, representing unique combinations of six clones and three rootstocks, at various elevations, exposures, and soil compositions. We sustainably nurture the vineyard and customize our faming in sync with vintage demands; yields are carefully controlled and we night harvest and field sort by hand. Our commitment is dedication to excellence in farming for wines of distinction, and for natural character specific to Fiddlestix Pinot noir and the Sta. Rita Hills.

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Data Notes and References


Farm 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.


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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,, 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).
Month Climate Averages: Monthly and annual temperature and rainfall values based on 30-arcsec (800m) normals for the climatological period 1971-2000. Data provided by PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University,, October 31,2008
Soil: Soil data is collected from the following sources:
  • SSURGO: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database. Available online at
  • STATSGO2: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. U.S. General Soil Map (STATSGO2). Available online at
  • Web Soil Survey: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Web Soil Survey. Available online at
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