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 2015 harvest experienced a mild winter with a warmer than average spring. Bud break occurred in early March, as it did in other vineyards throughout the Santa Ynez Valley. Although June and July were slightly warmer than usual and August brought some 100-plus degree days, the ocean winds that blew through the region each day helped to keep the vines cool. This vintage suffered some mild frost from some very cold nights in May. But few grapes were lost and the majority of the crop was picked in ideal condition. Syrah and viognier fruit was harvested by hand for Boscoe Wine Co.’s 2015 La Fai on September 3, and the resulting wine was bottled on August 7 of 2015.