We own and lease several vineyards
the Grand Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) located
near Grand Junction, Colorado.
Click on the following link,
Whitewater Hill Vineyard Descriptions,
for a casual on-line stroll through our vineyards.
As wine growers, we are intensely interested in
the environment in which the grapevines grow.
The quality of the grape and as a result, the wine,
can be directly and indirectly affected by the climate.
Perhaps the most important climatic variable is temperature.
Summer is important for the growing of the vine and the fruit,
but winter may even be more important in our location
because of the possible damage to vines by cold injury events.
Therefore we have a wide assortment of temperature monitoring
apparatus, two of which are shown in the table below.
Each vineyard site is further divided into blocks,
which are contiguous sections of identical variety and age.
For example, at the 32 Road Vineyard,
there are 5 blocks,
corresponding to each of the 3 varieties planted in 2000 and
one variety, Syrah, that was planted in 2000 and extended
If you follow this link,
The Block Data,
you can learn more about the characteristics of each block.