Vineyards

RANCHO BOA VISTA

PLANTED: 2010
ACREAGE: 10
LOCATION: SANTA BARBARA
COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
APPELLATION:
BALLARD CANYON AVA
ELEVATION: 200 TO 250 FEET
SOIL: LIMESTONE
GRAPES GROWN:
PETIT SYRAH, SYRAH,
GRENACHE,
GRENACHE BLANC
TRELLISING: VSP
OWNERS: ANDREW SOLT AND CLAUDIA FALKENBURG

RANCHO BOA VISTA

VINEYARD NOTES:

The new normal is erratic weather patterns. Block 6 of our 2017 vintage saw a wetter than average winter, with the heavy rains theoretically ending California’s five-year drought; however, the drought did not end in Santa Barbara County. The wet winter did have the effect of percolating soils and reducing the salts in some of the vineyards, including the grounds of Rancho Boa Vista. Clear skies and a warm spring also allowed for consistent flowering throughout the region. During a set of 90-degree days, we made the decision to harvest on October 13 at 10 p.m. This started the journey of our grapes for Boscoe Wine Co.’s 2017 Lizette, which ended in the bottle on July 22 of the following year.

Kimsey

PLANTED: 2008
ACREAGE: 22
LOCATION: SANTA BARBARA
COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
APPELLATION:
BALLARD CANYON AVA
ELEVATION: 400 TO 500 FEET
SOIL: SANDY LOAM
GRAPES GROWN: SYRAH,
GRENACHE, GRENACHE BLANC, VIOGNIER,
ROUSSANNE
TRELLISING: VSP
OWNERS: BILL AND NANCY KIMSEY

Kimsey

VINEYARD NOTES:

The 2016 harvest experienced a colder winter with a comparatively warm spring. Bud break occurred in late March, as it did in other vineyards throughout the Santa Ynez Valley. Although temperatures increased in June and July, August was chillier than usual, with the ocean winds blowing consistently to keep the vines cool. The grapes reached their peak in mid-September, and syrah and viognier fruit was harvested by hand for Boscoe Wine Co.’s 2016 La Fai on September 12 at 12:45am. The resulting wine was bottled on August 13 of 2017.