We planted our vines in 2017 and 2018 in high densities in order to increase competition while minimizing the amount of fruit per plant. This method results in fewer total clusters per plant and while producing a higher quality, more concentrated fruit.
Here at Caelesta, our soils are primarily made up of the Linne-Calodo soil complex, which is mineral rich, shallow, and well-draining. The soils composition is high in chalk and limestone, reminiscent of soils of the Rhône Valley in France.
Our goal for the 22 blocks planted, was to grow world-class grapes. For each block, we chose the grape variety that would produce the best fruit for that unique location. From there, we meticulously decided what kind of rootstock, spacing, trellising, and orientation would lead to the best expression of our unique terroir.
From the beginning, our aim has been to farm sustainably and be a steward of the land.
Of our 200 acre property, we have 80 acres open for wildlife and conservation efforts.