Crown Block Vineyard
Our Crown Block vineyard sits at the crown of the hills below Crane Ridge, with vines running north to south and draining in all four directions of the compass. The lower yield and higher concentrated berries allow for full development of sugar, which adds complexity and forms the backbone of our Bordeaux inspired Crown Block red wine. The soil base beneath the vines is a rocky, clay bench, creating a unique terroir giving the wine an undertone of earthy structure. Within this 15 acre parcel are two special delineated blocks known as Stone Patch and Firepit. Stone Patch is a 2.5 acre block that yields grapes for our Cabernet Franc and Malbec, both as individual wines and as key components of our red blends. No matter how often stones are cleared within the vine rows from the Stone Patch, they miraculously reappear each spring, churned up from the adjacent Greenville Fault. These tectonic soils tend to produce dynamic wines. Firepit is a 2.5 acre block of Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 337 nestled below a stone firepit within the vineyard. Darcie believes that great wine should spark conversations that warm the soul and grow bright as embers long into the evening so Firepit was an apt name for our newest red blend.