Acreage: 7.4 acres
Elevation: 276 feet
Varietals: Pinot Gris (Clones 146 and 152)
Originally planted in apples by the settlers of Holmes Gap, this area was also the earlier home of pear and cherry orchards. The Orchards block is now dominated by Pinot Gris plantings and one singular majestic oak tree. The grey clay and drought-ridden soil conditions of this block lend a fresh fruitiness and ripeness to our Pinot Gris.
The seedling volunteers from the original orchards can be seen in the meandering creek bed that lines the road leading to the winery. These are the apples we harvest to press our Settler Cider.