Cabernet Sauvignon, Fay vineyard clone on own roots. 5 ac planted 1978 by Walt Lyon who took clippings from Nathan Fay’s vineyard next to Stag’s Leap. Same clone that won the 76 Tasting of Paris. Wiped out by phylloxera almost everywhere else it continues to thrive here Sauvignon Blanc: 1.4 ac, clone 1 on 1103P. Planted in 2016 Viognier: 0.6ac,, Geneva clone on 1103P. Planted in 2016
4 Cabernet Sauvignon clones:
“CS1” clone 35 on 1103P: 1.7ac, 31 rows, 2022 vines
“CS2”, clone 31 (ToKalon) on 1103P: 1 ac, 14 rows, 1182 vines
“CS3”, clone 4 on 1103P: 1 ac, 13 rows, 1181 vines
“CS4”, clone 43 on 1103P: 1.1 ac, 14 rows, 1338 vines
Cabernet Sauvignon clone 337 on 110R: 1.3 ac 2307 vines planted in 2004
Pomo Land, Pre-1906
The protected shelf on the hillside and numerous natural springs provide the Pomo natives with a wintering haven.
Stonehouse erected, 1906
A home built into the hillside with stones from the property. Later to serve as a stagecoach stop servicing weary travelers.
Vineyard First Planted, 1978
On the property long known as “Pomo Ranch”, David James transitions the property from cattle to grapes. Block 1 is planted with cuttings propagated from the Fay vineyard that won the 1976 “Judgement of Paris”. This original clone still thrives today on its own root stock.
1995 & 2002 Expansions
Robert Dooney plants vineyard blocks 2 and 3 to Cabernet Sauvignon with the help of our friend and neighbor, Don Fiora.
Vineyard Reborn , 2010
Greg Stratmann and Clinton Jones purchase Pomo Ranch and Vineyard and begin revitalizing the abandoned property.
First Harvest, 2012
Revitalized vines produce our first harvest of Cabernet Sauvignon
First Release, 2017
Our first bottling of estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir from Green Valley AVA, Zinfandel from Sonoma Valley AVA, and Don Fiora’s Grenache.
Winery Opens, 2018
After the loss of the “brown” house to a fire in 2011, a mix use winery with guest rooms designed by Matt Hollis and built by Jim Irwin is completed in 2015 and opened for business three years later.