Family Farm Vineyard
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Family Farm Vineyard
- Planted Area
1380 Portola RdWoodside, CA, 94062
Vineyard SizePlanted Area: 6.33 acres
Wine HistoryGrapes from these blocks have been used in the following wines:
|1.||Rhys Vineyards Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard (2008)||$75|
|2.||Rhys Vineyards Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard (2007)||$500|
Farm CertificationsThese blocks do not have any farm certifications
|Average Radiation Total||WH/m2|
|Biologically Effective Degree-Days||1801.87|
Temperature & Rainfall
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Planted Areas of this Vineyard (10)
- Block: 1 (1.12 acres)Grape: Pinot Noir386.2 ft. | Alambique, BotellaView block details
- Block: 2A (0.4 acres)Grape: Pinot Noir386.37 ft. | Alambique, BotellaView block details
- Block: 2B (0.35 acres)Grape: Pinot Noir384.58 ft. | Alambique, BotellaView block details
- Block: 2C (0.33 acres)Grape: Pinot Noir382.07 ft. | Alambique, BotellaView block details
- Block: 3 (1.2 acres)Grape: Pinot Noir374.78 ft. | Alambique, BotellaView block details
- Block: 4(1.01 acres)Grape: Pinot Noir375.42 ft. | BotellaView block details
- Block: 5A(0.36 acres)Grape: Pinot Noir372.92 ft. | BotellaView block details
- Block: 5B(0.35 acres)Grape: Pinot Noir371.82 ft. | BotellaView block details
- Block: 5C(0.27 acres)Grape: Pinot Noir370.49 ft. | BotellaView block details
- Block: 6(0.94 acres)Grape: Pinot Noir367.87 ft. | BotellaView block details
About Family Farm Vineyard
The Home Vineyard is unique in many ways. Within its tiny 1/4 acre, planted in 1995 and 1998, there are 6 clones and 3 varieties. While most vineyard blocks in California are planted with a single clone of Pinot Noir, many of Burgundy’s greatest vineyards are planted with a mix of clones, or “Selection Massale”, that are picked together. Similarly, the Home Vineyard is harvested in one batch and fermented as a field blend of diverse vines.
While the Home Vineyard enjoys the same mild, consistent climate as the Family Farm vineyard, it is situated on a different soil type. The decomposed sandstone of the Whiskey Hill formation and clay loam topsoil provide an elegant wine of earthy complexity, powdery aromatics and beautiful red and black fruit.
After years of experimentation, we have learned that the Home Vineyard produces its best wine from 100% Whole Cluster fermentations and little new oak influence. This hands-off approach allows its layered, elegant earthy character to really shine.
In 2007, we were able to expand the Home Vineyard by adding 1.4 acres of very tightly spaced 4ft x 4.5ft rows of “Suitcase” clones. We expect these new vines to begin contributing grapes in 2009 or 2010, which will allow us to increase production beyond the current single barrel.
AdministrationVineyard-ID: 2222Created Date: UnknownEdit 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.â€ť 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/.