1975- Established a research vineyard of 200 vines. Over a
dozen varieties were planted and some of the oldest Cabernet
Sauvignon and Merlot in the East continue to grow there.
1995-Doubled the number of vines in the initial plot and
introduced several types of divided canopy trellising systems.
2006-Added over 3000 vines bringing our Cabernet
Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Chambourcin acreage to 6.
2008-Planted Lemberger (1 acre), Petit Verdot (1/2 acre) and
a 1/2 acre research plot concentrating on Italian varietals.
2009- Planted 3.5 more acres including Syrah, Viognier,
Chardonnay, Albarino, Traminette and others.
Our vineyard comprises 11.5 acres of
our 40 acre farm and is located in the
Outer Coastal Plain AVA. Planting
planted in 1995
seen in the fall of
'08 (above) and in
Our 2006 planting seen just after planting (below left) and in the
winter of 2008 (below right).