The vineyard consists of fifty-six acres of grapes on approximately 180 acres of land, much of which is forested. The upper vineyard was homesteaded by the Wooldridge Family in the 1870’s and the creek running through the property bears their name. The creek provides a wildlife corridor for the bears and other animals who have become part of the Wooldridge Creek lore. Black bears, the most voracious of the local wildlife, help manage crop levels, easily scaling or breaking their way through any vineyard fencing that might be in their way. The most effective deterrent so far has been to take the “offensive” and leave talk radio playing at a high volume in the vineyard through the night.
Our vineyard manager and neighbor, Rich Lorelli, has been tending the vineyards since the early eighties. Under his care we grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Viognier, Riesling and Gewurztraminer.