Our vineyard grape varietals include: Tempranillo, Graciano, and Verdejo. The vineyard is located at the 2400’ elevation level, in the Sierra Foothills AVA (American Viticultural Area). Sustainable viticultural practices are used throughout the vineyard to achieve premium quality fruit, as well as, shoot thinning, vertical shoot positioning, cluster thinning, and deficit irrigation. The climate around the vineyard has a unique flow that allows very hot temperatures during the day with good cooling at night. Average temperatures could swing 30° Fahrenheit from the high in the daytime to the low in the nighttime, during the summer. This allows for premium grape production and subsequently award winning wines.
Loamy, clay soils typical of the Sierra Foothills blanket the vineyard, with large granite boulders and a shallow decomposed granite layer. The granite rocks and reddish soils of acid reaction add to the complexity and uniqueness of the grapes produced by Zuni Vineyards.