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:

Block 6 of our 2016 vintage saw a colder winter with a comparatively warm spring, leading to bud break in late March. Temperatures increased in May and June; however, August was unseasonably cold, with the vines seeing averages of 73 degrees during the day and 53 degrees at night. Grenache blanc needs daytime heat to ripen (85-90 degrees), and we finally received three very hot days in a row late into September. Because a cold spell was predicted to follow, we decided to harvest on September 30 at 9:30 p.m. after the second day of 90-plus degree heat. This started the journey of our grapes for Boscoe Wine Co.’s 2016 Lizette, which ended in the bottle on June 7 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.