Oat Valley Vineyard

This stunning vineyard in Alexander Valley was planted sometime around 1890 and has been farmed by generations of Domenichlli in coordination with the Cooley family. Gnarly old vines are sustainably dry farmed and produce fruit of distinction and character. Carol receives just 3 acres of their stunning old vine Carignane to make her single vineyard designate Carignane.

Grower Brett Domenichelli, Owners Crawford & Bob Cooley

Grower: Farmed by Brett Domenichlli & owned by the Cooley Family
Elevation: 360 feet
Soil Type: Clay Loam
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Varietals: Carignane, also Cabernet Sauvignon & Zinfandel
Year Planted: Carignane is unknown, but close to 1890
Acres Planted: 170 acre property, 65 planted to vines
Organic/Sustainable: Sustainable
Clones: Unknown
Rootstock: St. George
Vine Training: Head-trained
Pruning System: Head pruned
Irrigation Type: Dry farmed

Average Crop Yield in Tons/Acre: 2-3 T/acre