KW Ranch

Information about the planted areas of this vineyard

Grape Profile

Grape Details

Varietals: Pinot Noir, Syrah
Wine Regions: Central Coast, Monterey, Santa Lucia Highlands

Vineyard Size

Planted Area: 13.62 acres

Wine History

Grapes from these blocks have been used in the following wines:
Wine (Vintage)PriceScore
1. Travieso Syrah Amaranta Kirk's Vineyard (2007)$3688

Farm Certifications

These blocks do not have any farm certifications

Land Profile


Elevation242.54 ft.
Slope6.1% (3.48°)
AspectNortheast (53.65°)

Solar Radiation

Average Radiation TotalWH/m2
Growing Season144134.22

Climate Indices

Index Name
Growing Degree-Days2445.76
Huglin Index1768.73
Biologically Effective Degree-Days1374.13

Temperature & Rainfall

AverageHi °FLow °FRain in.
Growing Season73.549.41.94
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 (4)

  1. Block: 1 (4 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    233.79 ft. | Arroyo Seco, Chualar
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  2. Block: 2 (4.02 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    250.79 ft. | Arroyo Seco, Chualar
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About KW Ranch

The KW Ranch occupies fourteen, terraced acres in the Santa Lucia Highlands.The “KW” is one of the most respected vineyards in the SLH, selling grapes to several well-known vintners.

With Pinot Noir, it’s all about the “where.” To make great Pinot, whether in Burgundy, Russian River, Oregon, or the Santa Lucia Highlands, “place” matters. The KW Ranch is perfectly situated in the heart of the S.L.H., surrounded by many well-known estates, including Garys’ Vineyard, Sleepy Hollow, and Rosella’s. Here the winds off Monterey Bay, cool climate, perfect soils, and long growing season allow Kori Pinot Noir to live up to its pedigree…

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Vineyard-ID: 2090
Created Date: Unknown
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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.” 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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