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Hoskins Vineyard

Purchased in July 2014 by Mitch & Carol, the Hoskins Vineyard is Carol Shelton Wines’ first estate vineyard. Just west of Healdsburg in the Dry Creek Valley, this Chardonnay vineyard is 30 years old and producing fruit that shows vibrant tropical fruit flavors.
  • Grower Carol Shelton & Mitch Mackenzie (Shelton-Mackenzie LLC) Vineyard Manager Harold Hoskins

  • Elevation 250 feet

  • Soil Type Gravelly spots with Yolo clay-loam

  • Appellation Dry Creek Valley

  • Varietals Chardonnay

  • Year Planted 1985, some interplantings done in 2006 Part of it was Merlot T-budded over to CH in 2007

  • Acres Planted 22 total acres, 16 planted to Chardonnay

  • Organic / Sustainable No

  • Clones Clone 4 mostly—some replacement vines are Wente Clone

  • Rootstock 5C

  • Vine Training Bilateral Cordon on wire

  • Pruning System 2-bud spurs, with spike or kicker cane. The ultimate California Sprawl

  • Irrigation Type Drip irrigated

  • Last Watered mid August 2015

  • Avg. Crop Yield in Tons/Acre 5-7 tons/acre