Rockpile Vineyard

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it,
bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

The Rockpile Vineyard, at the very far end of Rockpile Road, is approximately 2000 feet above Lake Sonoma and Dry Creek Valley.  Planted with 28 acres of vines (red Bordeaux varieties and Syrah/Petite Sirah) by Rod and Cathy Park, it is 100% sustainably farmed, and solar power is used for their farming operations and dwellings. This beautiful mountaintop vineyard produces Petite Sirah & Cabernet Sauvignon of elegance & complexity.

Rockpile Vineyard Macrobin

Grower: The Park Family---purchased by Wilson Wineries in 2015
Elevation: 2,000 feet
Soil Type: Shallow loam soils over a clay bed
Appellation: Rockpile
Varietals: Petite Sirah & Cabernet Sauvignon
Year Planted: 1992

Organic/Sustainable: Sustainable
Clones: Cabernet – Clone 7; Petite Sirah – Florence
Rootstock: Both Cab & PS are 5C
Vine Training: Bi-lateral Cordon
Pruning System: 2-bud spurs
Irrigation Type: Drip irrigation, only as needed, which is not much!

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