Smith Vineyards

Smith Vineyards is located on the Talmage Bench between 800 and 900 feet elevation on hillsides and terraces well above the Ukiah Valley floor. The two clones we picked (470 and 383) are specifically matched to our soil type.

Owner Gary Smith
Contact Gary Smith
Address 2680 Twining Road
Ukiah, CA .
Phone 707-467-1264
Fax 707-467-1264
Is Sustainable Yes
AVA(s): Mendocino
Vineyard Acreage 10
Latitude 39.12311
Longitude -123.1476
Soil Type(s) Sandy Clay Loam
Elevation(s) 800-900'
Farming Practices We follow sustainable vineyard practices and a written Farming Plan is prepared prior to each growing season tailored to the desires of the winemakers purchasing grapes from Smith Vineyards. This plan covers all vineyard operations from pruning to harvest with the overall objective of achieving a healthy, uniform vineyard of balanced vines so as to deliver the highest quality fruit possible to the winery. A copy of our 2011 farming plan is available upon request.
Winery Partners Our grapes have been featured in premium wines produced by McDowell Valley Cellars, Meyer Family Cellars, Navarro Vineyards, The Hess Collection and Jackson Family Wines.
Vineyard Mgmt The vines are cordon trained on Vertical Shoot Positioning trellis. They are drip irrigated on a Regulated Deficit Irrigation program monitored by soil moisture probes. Leaf pressure is regularly checked using a portable pressure bomb. Permanent cover crops are maintained in vine middles.
We chose 110R rootstock to be drought tolerant in this sunny, well drained location.


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