Bien Nacido Adobe Vineyard
Bien Nacido Vineyard Organic Blocks: In 1999 we planted for small isolated blocks of pinot noir to be farmed organically. Rivers Edge Vineyard is planted to the 2A clone; our Adobe vineyard is planted to the 115 clone; Pentagon Vineyard (so named because of the shape) up on a steep hillside is planted to the 667 clone; and finally, our Corral Vineyard is planted next to an old corral to the 777 clone. In the past we have blended wines from all four organic vineyards and bottled them under the Adobe name. Starting with the 2010 vintage the Corral got a separate bottling. (It was just too delicious to blend away.) Getting technical, the vine spacing is 8’ x 5’ with vertical shoot positioning trellising and spur pruning.