Technical Information

Facts and Figures

 Variety

 Number of rows

 Total row length (feet)

 Vines planted

 Acres

 Percent total  vineyard



Petit Manseng

 

10

 

2,262

 

377

 

0.47

 

9.48

 

Tannat

 

17

 

3,066

 

511

 

0.63

 

12.84

 

Traminette

 

26

 

8,508

 

1,418

 

1.76

 

35.65

 

Merlot

 

21

 

6,258

 

1,043

 

1.30

 

26.22

 

Petit Verdot

 

21

 

3,774

 

629

 

0.80

 

15.81

 

Total

 

95

 

23,868*

 

3,978

 

4.96

 

100


* 4.5 miles

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Soil Type

Golden Road Vineyards is comprised primarily of Woolwine-Fairview soil type.  This type is characterized by gently sloping to steep, well drained soils that have a loamy surface layer and a clayey subsoil.

Woolwine:

Surface layer: Strong brown gravelly loam; Subsoil: Upper part—yellowish red clay loam; next part—red clay; lower part—red gravelly clay; Bedrock layer: Soft mica schist; Depth class: Moderately deep; Agricultural drainage class: Well drained; Depth to seasonal high water table: More than 6.0 feet; Slope: 2 to 45 percent

Fairview:

Surface layer: Dark brown gravelly sandy clay loam; Subsurface layer: Strong brown sandy clay loam; Subsoil: Upper part—red clay; lower part—red clay loam; Underlying material: Red loam saprolite; Depth class: Very deep; Agricultural drainage class: Well drained; Depth to seasonal high water table: More than 6.0 feet; Slope: 2 to 45 percent

Parent material: Residuum weathered from felsic and intermediate metamorphic rock, commonly mica schist.

A more complete description of the soil can be found here.  


Average elevation:  1,250 feet

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