Our vineyards are situated on terraces and alluvial fans of the Rogue Valley and the adjacent foot hills of the Cascade Mountains. The soils range from gravelly loam on the upper vineyard block to clay and clay loam on the lower block, and feature rocks of volcanic origin including tuff from ash flows of several ages. The slopes face southwest and south with an elevation of 1630 feet at the highest point of the upper block and 1500 feet on the valley floor. Slopes are 10 to 25 percent on the eastern foothill and 1 to 10 percent on the west footslope and terrace. Due to the land having been used as a cattle pasture for over five decades, the soil is rich in nutrients and organic matter.
The 24 acre site is planted to Pinot Noir and Merlot on the upper block and Syrah, Viognier, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc on the lower block. Great care was taken to match rootstocks to the unique soil conditions of each block, with rootstock # 3309 chosen for the upper block and rootstock # 101-14 for the lower block. Vines are spaced four feet apart and vine rows are seven feet wide. More detailed information on each varietal is shown below:
We employ sustainable farming practices to all aspects of the management of the vineyards. A drip-irrigation system ensures that water use is minimized, and managed to keep the vines healthy yet under mild to moderate water stress, a practice known to improve the polyphenolic content of the grapes, something that is essential for the production of fine wines. Our vines are meticulously balanced to maximize the quality of the fruit, and the use of chemicals is minimized to ensure a healthy and vibrant ecosystem for our vines, our farm animals, and the diverse wildlife that inhabit our land.
- Fall in the Vineyard
Celtic Moon Vineyards
|115||3309||7 x 4||5.50|
|Merlot||181||3309||7 x 4||3.79|
|Syrah||470||101-14||7 x 4||3.82|
|Chardonnay||15||101-14||7 x 4||4.28|
|Viognier||1||101-14||7 x 4||4.03|
|Sauvignon Blanc||376||101-14||7 x 4||1.89|