Sustainable and environmentally conscientious with organic practices
Certified Organic by California Certified Organic Farmers
Our estate vineyard is located in the Willow Creek District of Paso Robles. West facing hillsides and chalky, rocky soil make for a challenging but ideal grape growing environment.
We farm our vineyard in ways that will keep it sustainably productive for generations. Weed knives, herds of sheep in early spring, and hand-hoeing are just a few of the weed abatement methods we use instead of toxic herbicide sprays. In an effort to avoid introducing chemicals into the environment, we employ owl boxes and squirrel traps as our primary forms of rodent control. The limestone soils absorb and retain winter rains allowing for minimal irrigation.
A variety of varietals
A winemaker’s vineyard
Planted in 2019, our vineyard features six varietals of grapes selected for their blending properties and flavor profiles. The highly efficient irrigation system runs off a large holding tank to minimize direct pumping of ground water and makes use of gravity to irrigate vines.
Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Zinfandel
Josh experimented with a 2 acre block of own-rooted Zinfandel, planted with the Uberoth clone on the western border of the vineyard.
Thibido Winery Willow Creek District, Paso Robles
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Purchased in early 2018, Josh designed and cleared the vineyard space for soil preparation and planting. The limestone soil is chock full of rocks, good for vine growing but tough on farm equipment.
Designed for winemaking, Josh selected each grape varietal to suit the terroir and the winemaking program: Carignan, Grenache, Mouvedre, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel
We’re excited to get in the vineyard every chance we get, especially with our daughters. We value hands on wine growing and wine making.
The first grapes were finally harvested! We look forward to releasing an estate Grenache Rosé in early 2022 and Rhône style reds in 2023.