Snow Vineyard has traditional head trained vines that make for low yields and high quality. This vineyard requires a lot of work because it is hand pruned and hand picked. The attentive care given to this vineyard allows these vines to have the perfect balance between fruit load and canopy growth. Balance is the key to keeping this vineyard healthy and the fruit unique to its site. Snow is the hottest growing site of our four Estate Vineyards.
Planted: 1980 — Purchased by Peachy Canyon Winery in 1996
Varietals: Zinfandel, Petite Sirah
Spacing: 10 ft x 12 ft
Yield: 1 ton/acre, very low
Soil: 1-2 ft topsoil covering clay loam
Rootstock: Own-rooted except for 4.5 acres of 110R
Vine Rows: Facing North to South, most Northwest vineyard of all Peachy Canyon Vineyards
Training: Head trained to shade the fruit in the canopy
Temperature: Greatest temperature range of all Peachy Canyon Vineyards. It is the hottest zone in the summer and the coolest zone in the winter. This particular ranch can reach up to 112 degrees in the heat of the summer. The soil has a good water holding capacity, therefore we irrigate less during the growing season.