Our initial vineyard planting in 2015 was nearly 4 acres in size, contains nearly 5000 vines, and is planted to Merlot (clone 3, rootstock 101-14), Petit Verdot (clone 2, rootstock 101-14) and Cabernet Franc (FPS 11/clone 214, rootstock 101-14).
Our site's elevation is between 900 and 950 feet with a moderate slope and high relative elevation, helping to promote cold air and moisture drainage. The soils are primarily Thurmont and Braddock soil, largely consisting of gravely clay. The vines are spaced at either 3 or 4 feet, with row spacing of 7, 8, and 9 feet. The vines are trained to Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP).