BLACK SAGE BENCH

Our most diverse vineyard in this celebrated area is planted to a wide range of grape varieties in many different blocks. The estate includes a Red Barn, snake hibernaculum, four microclimates, and many soil types, as well as rich flora and fauna.

Planted: 1993 to 2008
Location: East side of Black Sage Road, south of Oliver, comprised of eight individual vineyard blocks (lat. 49.11°, long. 119.54°)
Elevation: 300-380m
Slope: South, south-west
Soil: Light sand, loam, gravel
Irrigation: Drip
Spacing: 8' x 4', 8' x 3', 7' x 3', 7' x 2'
Trellis: Spur and cane-pruned, vertical shoot positioning
Varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and other varieties