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Our planted varietal information:

  • Block 1 – Merlot – Planted in 1993, clone 1 rootstock 110R, 3.5 acre 9×5
  • Block 2 – Sauvignon Blanc – Grafted in 2019/2020, rootstock 110R, 1/2 acre 9×5
  • Block 3 – Petite Syrah – Grafted in 2019/2020, rootstock 420A, 3.25 acres 6×4.5
  • Block 4 – Pinot Noir – Grafted in 2019/2020, rootstock 420A, 3.25 acres 6×4.5
  • Block 5 – Cabernet Sauvignon – Grafted in 2019/2020, clone mixed rootstock 420A, 6.5 acres 6×4.5
  • Block 6 – Cabernet Sauvignon – Planted in 1999, clone mixed rootstock 101-14, 6.3 acre 6×4.5
  • Block 7 – Sangiovese – Planted in 2000, clone F9 rootstock 420A, 3.7 acres 6×4

About Pleasanton

Pleasanton is a major suburb identified by the U.S. Census as one of the wealthiest middle-sized cities in the nation and was included on Money Magazine’s list of the ’50 Best Cities to Live 2014’ and on 24/7 Wall Street’s list of ‘America’s 50 Best Cities to Live’. Pleasanton ranked #31 on Money’s annual list of the Best Places to Live, and #9 on the publication’s list of the Top Earning Towns in the nation. The rankings were determined on the basis of variables such as crime, education, employment growth, recreation, infrastructure, environment and housing affordability.


  • Pleasanton’s highly educated population and workforce reflect a community that values education and actively supports a preeminent school system which ranks among the Top 10 in California.
  • More than 1,200 acres of surrounding parks, open space and trails offer spectacular vistas and abundant recreational opportunities.
  • Downtown Pleasanton is a charming historic destination with a mix of unique shops, services and restaurants while nearby Stoneridge mall features more than 165 specialty stores and restaurants.
  • There are over 220 dining establishments in our community sure to satisfy varying tastes from cafes, dessert shops, pizza to fine dining.
  • Pleasanton is enlivened by events like a free summer concert series, festivals and parades along Main Street, a weekly year-round farmers market, and an intimate performing and visual arts center.

Terroir and Appelation:

Information provided from the Livermore Wine Growers Association 


In the San Francisco Bay appellation, 30 miles east of San Francisco. Both the Livermore Valley and San Francisco Bay appellations are within the larger Central Coast appellation.


Livermore Valley boasts one of the original U.S. appellations granted by the BATF way back in October, 1982. This designation was largely based on the unique, gravel-based soils and the marine winds that are drawn into the valley every afternoon from San Francisco Bay.


The Livermore Valley has an east-west orientation, making it unique among northern California winegrowing regions. It is 15 miles long (east to west), 10 miles wide (north to south), and surrounded by coastal range mountains and foothills.


The east-west orientation of the valley allows the coastal fog and marine breezes to come in from the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay and cool the valley’s warm air, resulting in warm days and cool nights ideal conditions for producing fully-ripened, balanced fruit.


Primarily gravel with excellent drainage, a soil type that reduces the vines’ vigor and increases flavor concentration in the grapes.