Block Layout

Description

The vineyard was developed in 10-acre irrigation blocks. Different grape varieties and clones are for the most part planted in discreet 5-acre blocks. This degree of resolution accommodates specific irrigation requirements for different selections according to soil type and depth.

Stone Tree Vineyard Block Layout at the End of 2008

There are service roads around the periphery of the grape blocks, and five roads running East-West, which divide the land approximately into six 40-acre East-West rectangles.

Row orientation is North-South. Row spacing is 8 ft. and vine spacing is 6 ft., giving a plant density of 908 vines per acre.

There are two shops, office and equipment storage in the southwest corner of the property near the main gate.

BB – Barbera MB – Malbec PV – Petit Verdot
CF – Cabernet Franc MR – Merlot SR – Syrah
CN – Cinsault MV – Mourvedre SR esp – Syrah espeguette
CS – Cabernet Sauvignon PR – Primitivo TM – Tempranillo
GR – Grenache PS – Petite Sirah VN – Viognier
ZN – Zinfandel

At Stone Tree, we concentrate primarily on red varieties from the Bordeaux and Rhone regions of France. Many of these varieties require a warm site with a long season in order to ripen to full potential. This is particularly true of the Rhone blenders we planted, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and the Bordeaux reds Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Zinfandel and its cousin, Primitivo, and Barbera are also varieties that require a long growing season.  In the last years of development, we finished the development by planting Barbera, Tempranillo, Viognier and Petite Syrah, and Cabernet Franc. When feasible, we planted different clones of these varieties to offer wineries a little more variety to the spice rack.

At Stone Tree, we are committed to planting only clean and legal vine stock. Due to lack of availability instate, the majority of the selections were brought in as California certified stock, meeting all requirements of Washington State quarantine law.

Stone Tree Vineyard Block Inventory

Block Variety/Clone Acres
1A1 Mourvedre 01 1.62
1A2 Grenache 03 .81
1A3 Syrah 07 .81
1A4 Petit Syrah 03 .81
1A5 Cinsault 02 .81
1B Grenache 03 4.86
2A Grenache 03 4.86
2B Cinsault 02 4.75
3A Shiraz 07 4.74
3B Mourvedre 01 4.86
4A Mourvedre 01 4.86
4B Mourvedre 04 4.85
5A Primitivo 03 4.81
5B Grenache 03 4.81
6A Zinfandel 06 4.81
6B Zinfandel 06 4.71
7A Shiraz 07 4.71
7B Petit Verdot 02 4.81
8A Petit Verdot 02 4.81
8B Petit Verdot 02 4.81
9A Cab. Sauvignon 04 4.71
9B Cab. Sauvignon 05 4.81
10A Cab. Sauvignon 02 4.81
10B Cab. Sauvignon 02 3.45
Cab. Sauvignon 04 1.15
11A Shiraz 07 4.58
11B Syrah espeguette 4.81
12A Syrah espeguette 4.81
12B Syrah espeguette 4.81
13A Cab. Sauvignon 04 4.7
13B Cab. Sauvignon 05 4.81
14A Cab. Sauvignon 08 4.81
14B Cab. Sauvignon 08 4.58
15A Merlot 03 4.58
15B Merlot 03 4.81
16A Syrah espeguette 4.81
16B Shiraz 07 4.7
17A1 Tempranillo 01 2.1
17A2 Petit Syrah 03 2.4
17B1 Malbec 469 2.4
17B2 Petit Verdot 2.4
18A Cab. Sauvignon 08 4.76
18B Cab. Sauvignon 08 2.94
Cab. Sauvignon 04 1.58
19A Merlot 15 4.54
19B Merlot 15 4.76
20A Merlot 03 4.78
20B Merlot 03 4.78
21A Viognier 2.94
21B Petit Verdot 3.46
22A Cabernet Franc 04 4.35
22B Barbera 02 4.36
23A Mourvedre 01 2.25
Mourvedre 04 2.25
23B Syrah espeguette/07 4.8
24A Cab. Sauvignon 08 4.96
24B Malbec 469 4.97
25A Tempranillo 02 3.48
Valdepenas 03 1.30
25B Petit Syrah 4.78
26A Primitivo 03 4.79
26B Zinfandel 06 4.79