Clif Family Vineyard
In Summer 2011, we planted a small estate Zinfandel vineyard at Clif Family Farm. Zinfandel is one of Gary's favorite varietals so it made sense to plant Zinfandel at the Farm. The Farm is located on the back side of Howell Mountain on Ink Grade. The warm summers will create ideal growing conditions for Zinfandel. We look forward to harvesting our first grapes from this vineyard for our 2014 Gary's Improv Zinfandel.
Three acres of Howell Mountain Cabernet are planted at our Croquet Vineyard, located on the upper portion of Ink Grade road. The vineyard was planted in 2006 on Riparia Gloire rootstock. The days are much warmer throughout the growing season at this vineyard resulting in earlier ripening Cabernet Sauvignon that results in a deep and brooding wine. We harvested our first vintage from this vineyard in 2012.