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Ridge Top Vineyard

Stressful growing conditions make for excellent wine. Ridge Top Vineyard is both remarkably dramatic and the kind of place only a grape vine could survive.

Planted in 2008 with clones of Syrah and Viognier, the Franciscan shale’s of Ridge Top Vineyard on our westernmost ridge overlook Clearlake. Its 2,900 elevation make for a rocky and well-drained vineyard. A windy site and lean location, along with the density of 5x3 spacing (2900 vines per acre) provide the stress needed to create one of the best growing locations in the world.