Anna's Estate Vineyard
A dedicated collection of Rhône grape varietals, Anna’s mountainous 51 acres are divided between six red varietals (35.5 acres), planted between 2001 and 2004 along a steep south facing ridge, and 4 lower elevation white varietals (15.4 acres) planted in 2007. Red varietals benefit from ideal sun exposure and exhibit the nuanced flavors of their elevated mountain site on the west side of Paso Robles. At between 1,595 and 1,935 feet in elevation, the red varitals lie on an extreme 30 degree slope rooted in devigorating calcareous shale sub soils. At 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the afternoon marine air flow accentuates a dramatic 40-50 degree diurnal temperature cool down. The white varietals lie at the lowest point of the vineyard, 1,595 feet, which promotes a pooling of the cool air. All vines, on drip, are planted on lime tolerant rootstock using a vertical shoot training system. Vine spacing is 4 feet between vines and 10 feet between rows, 1,089 vines/acre. Yields are maintained at 2 tons/acre. Vines are ENTAV certified, the 15 acres of Syrah being a diverse selection, divided into 5 vineyard blocks.