Cloness Planted: Pommard, Dijon 115, 667, 777 and Martini's Heritage Clone
The Pinot Noir grape is possibility the greatest and most wonderful of all the black wine grapes. The name is derived from the french words for "little black pine cone" alluding to the grape variety's tightly clustered dark purple berries. Pinot Noir is a very difficult grape to grow. it is very particular as to
Clone Planted: 03 (R9-Conegliano, Italy)
The is a red wine grape variety originally planted in the Medoc and Graves region of Bordeaus, France, where it was used to produce complex deep red wines. This very old and rare Bordeaux variety, is thought to be the "grandfather" of Bordeaux grapes and of equal footing with Cabernet Sauvignon. The grape is also grown in Chili as well as in n
Cabernet Franc is a black-skinned French red grape variety and most famously known as the the third grape of the Bordeaux. As a varietal wine, it is light to medium bodied and often shows vegetal characteristics, in particular green peppers. It has herbaceous accents of tobacco and dark spice. While it has thinner skin and lower acidity, it is also known for its hardiness and often
A delicious grape characterized by its sweet, musky flavor, Muscat grapes are a European variety most commonly associated with wine-making. Muscats are large, greenish gold seeded grapes with a subtle sweetness and aroma. In addition to producing wines, this grape is also delicious out of hand and made into raisins.
Merlot is a juicy, elegant, and versatile red grape variety that’s grown around the globe, but it’s world famous for its role in the luxurious blends of Bordeaux. While Merlot’s characteristics vary depending on the climate, soil, and winemaking techniques, wines made with the grape are typically dry and can show flavors of red and black fruits, softer tannins, and medium to medium-high body
Vignoles (Veen-YOLE) is a grape which is a trouble free grower in the vineyard. It buds late and produces plenty of clean sweet fruit. This grape has the ability to readily adapt to the many varied climate zones within Arizona. More importantly, this grape has a thick skin so that the clusters can hung on the vine from late September to as late as mid October. We believe th
Depending on the climate, the flavor can range from aggressively grassy to sweetly tropical. In cooler climates, the grape has a tendency to produce wines with noticeable acidity and "green flavors" of grass, green bell peppers and nettles with some tropical fruit (such as passion fruit) and floral (such as elderflower) notes. In warmer climates, it can develop more tropical frui
Clone Planted: DRS 02
The Phoenix grape is of German origin. It was developed by Dr. Gerhardt Alleweldt (1927-2005) at the Geilweilerhof Institute for Grape Breeding in Siebeldingen in 1964 as a hardy disease resistant cool climate Chardonnay type grape. A very rare grape in the US, the only known plantings are in Oregon and here in our Arizona Vineyard.
Suited to cooler growing regions, P