Hoskins Vineyard

Purchased in July 2014 by Mitch & Carol, the Hoskins Vineyard is Carol Shelton Wines’ first estate vineyard. Just west of Healdsburg in the Dry Creek Valley, this Chardonnay vineyard is 30 years old and producing fruit that shows vibrant tropical fruit flavors.

Carol Shelton - Grower

Grower: Carol Shelton & Mitch Mackenzie (Shelton-Mackenzie LLC) Vineyard Manager Harold Hoskins
Elevation: 250 feet
Soil Type: Gravelly spots with Yolo clay-loam
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Varietals: Chardonnay
Year Planted: 1985, some interplantings done in 2006 Part of it was Merlot T-budded over to CH in 2007
Acres Planted: 22 total acres, 16 planted to Chardonnay
Organic/Sustainable: No
Clones: Clone 4 mostly—some replacement vines are Wente Clone
Rootstock: 5C
Vine Training: Bilateral Cordon on wire
Pruning System: 2-bud spurs, with spike or kicker cane. The ultimate California Sprawl
Irrigation Type: Drip irrigated
Last Watered: mid August 2105
Average Crop Yield in Tons/Acre: 5-7 tons/acre