Bacigalupi Vineyard-Frost Ranch
The Bacigalupi family has been farming grapes in the heart of the Russian River Valley for over 50 years. Located off the famed Westside Road just west of the town of Healdsburg, the Bacigalupi vineyard has become known for consistently producing world class Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel.
The Pinot Noir grapes are grown in soils, varying from rocky red clays to well-drained rocky volcanic loams. There is a small block beside the Russian River, but most the vineyards are planted in the rolling hills to the west. The combination of the soil structure and the hillsides provide for optimal growing conditions. Six distinct pinot noir clones are grown on approximately 44 acres. For our Pinot Noir, we use Wente and Pommard clones which we feel perfectly complement each other in our Single Vineyard blend.
Sangiacomo Vineyard-Robert’s Road
Located at the base of Sonoma Mountain at the far northern edge of the Petaluma Gap next to Gap’s Crown Vineyard is Sangiacomo’s famed Robert’s Road Vineyard. The growing season is long, slow, and even, making for good balance. The vineyard stays in the fog until mid-day and it is always one of the last vineyards to be harvested. Bordered by Copeland Creek on the north, the soil is very well drained with silty gravel. The vineyard is highly unusual in that it has two watersheds, with a meandering creek that fans left and then right. The southern end of the property drains to the San Pablo Bay while the northern section drains to the Russian River. First planted in 1999 to early ripening Chardonnay and Pinot Noir clones, today fourteen different combinations of clone and rootstock are in the vineyard. For our Chardonnay, we use Dijon Clone 95 from this vineyard and feel that it makes a gorgeous and well-balanced wine.