At roughly 850 feet of elevation, the Pigasus Vineyard sits in both the Bennet Valley AVA (southeast end) and the Sonoma Mountain AVA (western end). This family-owned property produces fine wine grapes including Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The 10-acre site is a beautiful rolling hillside location that enjoys warm days and cool nights. The grape vines are rooted in a well-drained mix of soils from sandy loam to clay loam, with moderate amounts of small volcanic rocks. The vineyard was originally planted to Merlot on 100-R rootstock in 2000. Over the years, certain sections have been budded over to Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. We moved to organic farming practices in 2018 and, to date, we have been pleased with the results.
We’ve long agreed with the adage that “wine is made in the vineyard.” You can’t make great wine without high quality fruit, and that’s what we strive to produce at the Pigasus Vineyard.
Block A – 0.8 acres of Wente clone (2018)
Block B – 0.8 acres of Wente clone (2011)
Block C – 0.3 acres of clone 5 (2011)
Block D – 0.4 acres of clone 5 (2017)
Block E – 0.6 acres of Pomard (2008)
Block F – 1.1 acres of Dijon clone 777 (2008)
Block G – 3.2 acres of clone 181 (2000)
Blocks H and I – 2.2 acres of clone 877 (2005)