Neighboring our Crown Block vines, the Hoffman/DeMayo vineyard owned by Tim and Vicki Hoffman runs north to south downhill into the valley. Hoffman/DeMayo is one of the most interesting vineyards in Livermore with its unforgiving soils, low yields, small canopy and infrequent irrigation. At the top of the vineyard, the hillsides and the vines are level and have the soil consistency resembling that of the Crown Block. However, the majority of the downward sloping vines have much higher clay content in the earth beneath them. This variety and complexity in the terroir imparts unique flavor and structure to the Chardonnay and Zinfandel we produce from this property.