The Vineyard - We Farm Organically
Fountaingrove District AVA
THE TWO AND ONE HALF ACRE Petrichor Vineyard is perched high above Russian River Valley atop a westernmost ridge of the Mayacamas Mountains that divide Napa and Sonoma counties. This unique quadrant of Sonoma County boasts a unique well-drained volcanic soil with exposure to the North, West and South and a semi maritime influence distinctively its own.
THE EIGHT THOUSAND VINES of our vineyard are planted to Grenache (Alban clone) and two types of Syrah clones, the 877 and 470. At 1,100 feet, high elevation and exposure to the elements force the vines to struggle producing fruit with exceptional concentration of flavor. Cooling breezes from the Russian River Valley below add depth and complexity.
PETRICHOR FRUIT is intensely site driven, displaying vibrant color and aromatics, sturdy tannins and natural acidity. There is a decided energy in Petrichor wines that we like to refer to as ‘plugged in’ and its electric ruby quality associated with great balance and energy in fruit is undeniably unique to its roots.
The Petrichor Vineyard is meticulously managed and farmed by Lee Martinelli Jr. and his team
Steve Matthiasson, Consulting Viticulturist
Kevin Skene, Consulting Pest Control Advisor