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Commercial Farm Production

The Farm consists of a 2.4 acre vineyard planted in 2000 to Bordeaux varieties and an olive grove. The vineyard now produces approximately 15 tons of wine grapes annually. For a tour of the vineyard and olive orchard, please contact our manager:

Stephen (Ned) Hill
La Prenda Vineyards Management Inc.
707-935-6445

Click on the tabs below to learn more about the composition and production in the vineyard and olive grove.

VineyardStone Barn Farm Vineyard consists primarily of mature, high-end, sustainably grown Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for wine production:

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

  • Planted: August 2000, 1,875 total vines
  • Root stock: 101-14 (low vigor for extant, rich top soil)
  • Clone: 337
  • Row spacing: 4.5′ on average
  • Dry farmed
  • Organic cover crop
  • Single tier trellising
  • Professionally farmed
  • Yield: Approx. 2.5 tons/acre

Glass of red wineProduction previously has been purchased and cultivated by Benziger and Sebastiani.

Also grown and professionally farmed for commercial wine production (but often set aside for the grower’s personal blend), are:

OTHER VARIETIES

  • Cabernet Franc – 2000 lbs.
  • Sangiovese – 1500 lbs.
  • Zinfandel – 1000 lbs.
  • Merlot – 2500 lbs.

 

Olive OrchardThe orchard consists of approximately 2 tons of mature, Tuscan-varietal olives, which are a combination of:

  • Moraiolo
  • Leccinio
  • Maurino
  • Pendolino
  • Frantoio

Stone Barn Farm Tuscan Olive Oil bottle

Planting History

30+ – Pendolino, Leccino and Frantoio trees were planted in 2000.

5 – Olive trees were planted in the front yard in 2001.

14 – Moraiolo, Leccinio, Maurino, Pendolino trees were planted along the north fence in 2008 originating from McEvoy Ranch in Petaluma.

Orchard Farming

All olive trees are dry farmed. Production of 2-3 tons of olives are pressed annually for the Stone Barn Farm Tuscan Olive Oil blend.

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