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Walraven Vineyard

The Walraven Vineyard is located in the steep hills rising above Boonville in the Anderson Valley appellation. Surrounded by native oaks and kissed by the Anderson Valley’s prevailing marine layer, the vineyard offers breathtaking views of the valley below. Just over 18 acres of chardonnay and pinot noir thrive on the northwest-southeast facing slopes of this exceptional vineyard site. We have selected approximately six acres of chardonnay vines for our Walraven Vineyard Chardonnay, located on the northeastern tip of this exceptional vineyard.

The Walraven Vineyard is farmed to precise specifications to ensure highest quality fruit. Particular attention is paid to protecting our hillside soil from erosion and to maintaining the soil characteristics that define fruit produced from this vineyard.  In line with our commitment to sustainability, the Walraven Vineyard is a dedicated wildlife corridor allowing free and safe passage to deer and other animals.

   

Vineyard Overview: Walraven Vineyard
Terrain
Elevation: 319.2 ft - 330.8 ft
Slope: 18%
Aspect: Northeast-Southwest
Geology
Formation: Boontling Loam, Cole Loam, Wolfey-Bearwallow
Age: 2 million
Epoch: Pleistocene
Grapes
Pinot Noir: 9.9 acres
Chardonnay: 25.87 acres
Yield Average: 2.3 tons per acre
Soil
Type: Boontling Loam, Cole Loam, Wolfey-Bearwallow
Depth: 12 - 60 inches
Base: Gravelly clay loam and sandy clay
Key Dates: 2012
Planted: 2004
Harvest: Sept 25, 2012
Pruning: January 10 - 11, 2012
Bud Break: April 1, 2012
Bloom: June /0, 2012
Veraison: August 20, 2012
Planting Schedule
VarietalBlockAcresVinesSpacingRootstockClonePruningOrientation
Chardonnay W-U3-CH 6.23 6785 8 x 5 1103P 124 Bilateral Cordon NW-SE