Wightman House Vineyard

Anderson Valley, Boonville
Mendocino County

This tiny vineyard planted to a single clone can only be described as a labor of love.  MacPhail has a ten-year history with the vineyard, and is the only winery sourcing fruit here.  First planted in 1999 as a hobby vineyard by John Scharffenberger, we generally see yields of less than two tons per acre.  Located on the Valley Floor in Boonville, the vineyard gets full sun but is dramatically impacted by its closeness to Anderson Creek, where cool coastal breezes are drawn in a daily dance that allows fruit to pause and gain complexity before greeting the warm Sun.  The Martini clone produces distinctive fruit with earthy, herbal notes described sometimes as robust and just as often as a favorite example of Anderson Valley.

Topography

Elevation:
327 feet above sea level
Slope:
2.0% (1.13º)
Aspect:
Southwest (203.65º)

Trellis

Quadrilateral

Climate

Solar Radiation
Annual Average Radiation:
109043.62WH/m2
Growing Season:
147364.42WH/m2
Growing Season Degree-Days:
3100.62
Huglin Index:
2452.93
Biologically Effective Degree Days:
1923.09

Temperature & Rainfall

Growing Season Average Temperatures:
81.3º ~ 47.6º
Annual Average Rainfall:
40.43”
Growing Season Average Rainfall:
6.91"

Soils

Pinole, Fluvents, Talmage Fine Gravelly Loam, Riverwash
Well drained

Pinot Noir Clone

Martini

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