Growing Conditions

Our estate vineyards are at the heart of the student learning experience. The Stan Clarke and Myles Anderson estate vineyards encompass 6 planted acres with 16 varieties. All vines are planted, maintained, and harvested by students who put the philosophy of “winegrowing” into practice. Our student viticulturists utilize precision agriculture tools to develop irrigation and nutrition plans which directly connect grape growing to quality wine making. Conventional, organic, and biodynamic practices are utilized to teach the full spectrum of management techniques. Our Stan Clarke estate vineyard was established in 2005. Named for our founding viticulturist, the vineyard contains all Bordeaux red varieties, Sauvignon Blanc, and Semillon.

Harvest

Hand-harvested

Aging

Aged in a new Leroi French oak 500 L puncheon and a new Seguin Moreau American oak 500 L puncheon