Grist Vineyard


At 1000 feet above sea level at the top of Bradford Mountain, the Grist Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley is where we source our Zinfandel. The vineyard, which was planted in 1974, consists of red volcanic soils and receives lots of direct sunlight. The property is owned by Hambrecht Vineyards and farmed by Warren Burton, an experienced and eminently well-qualified Kiwi. In order to ensure even ripening, which is difficult with Zinfandel, Warren regularly drops unripe clusters and maintains the crop load at around only two tons per acre.