Arkenstone Estate Vineyard
Located on the western shoulder of Howell Mountain, Arkenstone Ranch rises from 1400 ft. to over 1650 ft. of elevation. The blocks are planted on slopes that range from 2% on the flattest vineyards to 50% on the steepest. Rootstocks, clones and varietals were carefully selected to match the widely varied soils, slopes and exposures found on the Arkenstone Ranch. Our vineyards consist of 22 separate blocks planted to traditional Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Malbec, Semillon, and Sauvignon Blanc. We also included Syrah in the vineyard, which has turned out to be a great varietal on its own!
From the very first vines planted in 1998, we have used only organic practices in the vineyard. We are now at 15 acres of production and from our first vineyard plantings until present we have had a chance to fine tune all aspects of the vineyard. This has resulted in mature vines with consistent characteristics that lead to full, balanced and distinctive wines.