Unprecedented Vineyard Sites
130 Acres of Estate Vineyards in Prime Proximity to Seneca and Keuka Lakes
We sustainably farm vineyards on limestone and shalestone soils that have excellent slope and drainage. Every day our dedicated team of vineyard managers strive to bring out the full potential of each site.
Working in and making wines from the same vineyards, year after year since 2002, we’ve been able to “cherry pick” our favorites, and plant or continually farm the best suited varietals. Because of this, we’ve been able to gain a deeper understanding of vineyard characteristics so that each site and set of vines achieves their maximum potential.
A steep-sloped vineyard on the east side of Seneca Lake, owned by Beren Argetsinger. The shallow, mineral rich soil of this vineyard gives the grapes a leaner fruit profile, with more floral characteristics and focused minerality.
16 Falls Vineyard
Located on the East side of Seneca Lake in the town of Lodi, this vineyard consists of acidic shalestone with significant clay content. The vineyard is almost entirely installed with a lyre trellis system. This system, invented by Alain Carbonneau (Morten’s Viticultue Professor in Montpellier, France) significantly increases the amount of sunshine captured by the vines by having a larger foliar surface area. This in turn results, systematically, in greater ripeness.
White Springs Vineyard
The soil at this vineyard is Honeyoye loam over limestone as the vineyard is located in the northern part of the Finger Lakes. Having already worked this vineyard for many years, we have found the vineyard yields exceptional ripeness.