Olivet Lane Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Harvested 10/31/2018 Brix: 22.1, pH: 3.45, TA: .65
** It is expressly prohibited to use the “Olivet Lane Vineyard” name for commercial purposes without permission from the Pelligrini Family.
The historic Olivet Lane Vineyard was planted by the Pelligrini Family (3rd generation Sonoma grape growers) in 1975 and is one of the oldest existing plantings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley. The vineyard is situated north of the Petaluma gap which allows cooling fog to settle in almost daily during the growing season. This fog, coupled with the chilly Russian River Valley nights, creates a truly cool climate and lengthy ripening.
Wines from this vineyard produce some of the highest rated and most sought after vineyard designate Chardonnays in the country. Check out what’s available from Merry Edwards, Williams Selyem, and Gary Farrell.
Acreage: 60 total acres of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
Exposure: Various undulating plain
Soil type: Gravelly, clay loam
Positioning: North to South
Topopgraphy: Rolling Benchland
Elevation: 150 feet
Year planted: 1975Rootstock: AxR1
Scion wood clone: Martini / Wente
Vine spacing: 8 x 12 feet; vertical trellis
Trellising: Cane pruned VSP (vertical shoot positioning)
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Cover crop: Rotating