Our Scarlett Vineyard sits at the base of the westernmost hills in the Suisun Valley American Viticultural Area. This scenic, tranquil AVA is located in northwestern Solano County, just to the east of Napa County. Still an intimate, relatively quaint wine-growing region, Suisun Valley is populated with many small family-owned vineyards/wineries that give it a homey feel reminiscent of Napa Valley in the 1970’s. But it is definitely an up-and-coming appellation that’s getting more and more recognition as a wonderful alternative to the more established Napa/Sonoma areas.
Scarlett’s land is deep-soiled and flat, and receives ample sunshine throughout the growing season. The hills to the west of the vineyard act as a buffer against most of the cooling marine fog that blankets the Carneros region, where our other pinot and chardonnay-focused vineyards are located. Resulting temperatures in Scarlett’s microclimate reach high enough to fully support varietals that need plenty of summertime sun, like Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah, the two grapes we’ve planted here.
VINEYARD BLOCK COMPOSITION
Block PS1 – Total Acres 4.35 (Planted 2009) | Variety: Petite Sriah | Clone: Swan | Rootstock: 110R | Vine Count: 3,949 vines | Vine Spacing: 8 x 6
Block PS2 – Total Acres 5.66 (Planted 2016) | Variety: Petite Sriah | Clone: Swan | Rootstock: 110R | Vine Count: 4595 vines | Vine Spacing: 11 x 6
Block CS1 – Total Acres 6.33 (Planted 2016) | Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon | Rootstock: 110R | Vine Count: 3,583 vines | Vine Spacing: 11 x 7
Block CS2 – Total Acres 11.84 (Planted 2016) | Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon | Rootstock: 110R | Vine Count: 6,702 vines | Vine Spacing: 11 x 7
Take a deeper dive into our other vineyards: