Mes Filles Vineyard

Mes Filles Vineyard is located in the Sebastopol Hills less than 2 miles from Kanzler Estate and was planted by Vineyard Manager Eric Neal in 1998. Despite its proximity, Mes Filles exhibits markedly different growing conditions due to its altitude and exposure. The vines crown a 500-foot hill, directly exposing them to the wind and fog that stream in from the Petaluma Gap, a break in the coastal mountains of Sonoma County that funnels in ocean air. The altitude and steep slopes make for quick draining soils, and the various sun exposures combined with the rootstock and clonal selections yield diverse and interesting flavors. We source three Pinot Noir clones from this special site.

Vineyard Specs

appellation
Russian River Valley
Year Planted
1998
Total Acreage
9
Soil
Goldridge sandy loam on Wilson Grove formation
Rootstock
5C, 101-14, 110R
Clones
Pinot Noir (Dijon 667, Dijon 115, Pommard Selection 4)
Trellising/Pruning
Vertical Shoot Positioned, 3-cane, 0-spur
Owner
David Gensler
Vineyard Manager
Jim Pratt, Cornerstone Vineyard Management

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