Walker Station

Harry Walker has grown wine grapes in Napa Valley, Knights Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Lodi since 1968. In 2001 he found an ideal site on an east-facing slope in a cool valley southwest of Forestville in Sonoma Country where he planted 3.2 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Walker Station is named after Harry’s original hometown of Walker Station, Kentucky. Now retired, Harry approached us about leasing his vineyard and we leapt at the opportunity to farm this little gem of a site renowned for its exquisite fruit.

Vineyard Specs

appellation
Russian River Valley
Sub-appellation
Green Valley
Year Planted
2003
Total Acreage
3.2
Soil
Goldridge sandy loam
Rootstock
420A
Clones
Chardonnay (Montrachet), Pinot Noir (Calera, 115)
Trellising/Pruning
Vertical Shoot Positioned, 2-cane, 0-spur
Owner
Harry and Karen Walker; leased to Kanzler Vineyards
Vineyard Manager
Vinedresser Vineyard Management

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