Here, you will find information regarding weather data and the viticultural practices used in cultivation of the premium fruit we use to create your wine. We provide data for the current vintage year and the prior two years in order to place the current vintage into recent historical context.
Analyses of the climatic influences affecting growing conditions such as Temperature, Solar Radiation, Humidity and Wind. Weather analyses are based on regional data obtained from the California Irrigation Management Information Systems (CIMIS) Stations and only characterize general growing conditions for the region.
Analyses of the actions and treatments performed in the vineyard throughout the growing season to ensure premium quality fruit. The detail contained in the following reports are created from first-hand observations from regular vineyard visits and reports of operations from our vineyard managers.
2013 Winegrowing Analysis
Winegrowing conditions throughout the month of June were not as dry or windy as in April or May. Mean temperatures and sunlight, however, continued to exceed most recent and historical averages, with the exception of solar radiation in 2012.
2012 Winegrowing Analysis
The weather throughout the Petaluma Gap region during the 2012 growing season (Apr-Oct) was slightly warmer, sunnier and drier, compared to the previous 10 year average (2002-2011).
2011 Winegrowing Analysis
The weather throughout the Petaluma Gap region during the 2011 growing season (Apr-Oct) was considerably cooler and experienced increased humidity and decreased sunlight and wind, compared to the previous 10 year average (2001-2010).
The detailed 2011 Winegrowing Analysis can be found here.