A little about their vineyard: Professionally managed, organically grown, 2-1/2 acres of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah grapes located at 2,400 feet elevation in Pleasant Valley. Planted from Tablas Creek Vintage Select (TCVS) budwood.
Sierra Vista Vineyards & Winery, LLC
John & Barbara MacCready
4560 Cabernet Way, Placerville 95667 530-622-7221
A little about their vineyard:
Joseph & Dawn Sogge
2521 Omo Ranch Rd., Somerset 95684 916-204-6783
A little about their vineyard: Naturally farmed in the alluvial soils below Mt. Aukum, Somerset Vineyard produces fruit with opulent color, compelling tannins, and complex earth and fruit flavors. These characteristics are created by vines grown in the distinct micro-climate of the vineyard's valley floor location. Somerset Petite Sirah is at the heart of a robust, full-bodied wine, whose luscious and enticing qualities continue to gracefully unfold with time. Anticipate wine with an inviting nose of plumb, blackberry, black cherry, and a touch of cedar enhancing a voluptuous body and long finish.
Somerset Vineyard is managed with the help of Naylor Farms. Head-trained and VSP vines are carefully thinned to no more than 2 clusters per cane, with second growth and shoulder clusters dropped before harvest. Our primary objective is to achieve the highest quality possible, not quantity. To preserve optimum grape quality at harvest, the fruit will be delivered in refrigerated box-truck.
Sumu Kaw Vineyard
David & Sheila Bush
2660 Bodega Way, Placerville 95667 530-644-5515
A little about their vineyard: Sumu Kaw Vineyards is located in the Pleasant Valley area of El Dorado County at an elevation of 3000 feet. Our first vines were planted in 1994 with the remainder in 1997. We have completed all the requirements for Fish Friendly Farms and though we are not certified organic, we have been using organic sprays and have stopped use of herbicides in the last few years.
Most of our acreage is planted in Rhone varietals, but we also have Nebbiolo, Zinfandel seven varieties of port grapes, a few of which are listed below.
El Dorado Winegrape Growers Association P.O. Box 2121 Placerville, CA 95667-2121