Annadel Gap is a special place to us. When we discovered Annadel Gap, located between two prominent mountains within Sonoma valley, we realized we had found a diamond in plain sight. The site’s gentle and cool growing conditions, influenced by the effects of the Pacific Ocean some 20 miles to the west, were ideal for growing Burgundian and Rhone varietals.
Preserving the authenticity of the site has always driven our winegrowing decisions. As such, we adopted both organic and biodynamic viticulture practices, on the 22 acres that comprise the vineyard, that work together to help preserve and honor the land, whilst providing the platform to growing nine different clones of Pinot Noir, four different clones of Syrah, rarely planted varietals Counoise, Mourvedre, Grenache, Roussanne, Viognier and Tannat, all of which reflect the sites unique terroir.
The four primary soil types within Annadel Gap Estate Vineyard; Yolo Silt Loam (YsA), Manzanita Gravelly Silt Loam (MbC), Arbuckel Gravelly loam (AkB) and Yorkville Clay Loam (YuF ), These soils that are very similar in character and structure of the famed “Gold Ridge” soils found throughout the Russian River Valley. determined our selection of rootstock and varietal/clonal placement.