Clarksburg is located in the Northern California Central Valley and is often considered part of the larger region of Lodi. It is very similar in climate to St.Helena and Sonoma, but without the morning fog.
The Delta Breeze is the local name for a wind coming from the southwest, off of the delta of the Sacramento and San Joaquin River. This wind carries with it cooler, more humid air from off of the Pacific Ocean. The effects of this wind are very noticeable during the summer, as this sea breeze can cool the air by more than 10 degrees.
Established in 1868, this farm has been in the same family for 6 generations. With practices such as conscientious water management, integrating native plants, and rotating cover crop, the vineyards thrive with life and become a home to the local flora and fauna. As you walk through our vineyards you will hear the rustle of the old oaks lining the property and the buzzing of the bees collecting pollen from our cover crop. Some of techniques that are employed to grow better grapes include:
-Deficit irrigation with row by row management
-Shoot thinning to 1-2 shoots per position
-Seasonal leaf pulling to create dappled sunlight
-Fruit thinning to create a consistent fruit zone
-Rotating cover crops to naturally introduce nutrients into the soil