In the year 2000, Chaim and Elisheva purchased a 209-acre parcel of land between the south and middle forks of the Cosumnes River in the Shenandoah Valley of the Sierra Foothills. High in the rolling hills at 1700 elevation, this region is graced with hot days, temperate nights, cool moderating breezes and excellent loam soils. Chaim knew that with proper attention to detail this rugged and untapped region would be capable of producing grapes that to yield superior Estate wines. As vineyard cultivation began, Chaim and Elisheva worked together co-designing their cutting-edge, 12,000 square foot winemaking facility.
The 12,000 sq.ft “world class” facility is perched on a hillside having spectacular views of the nearby vineyards and the Sierra Foothills. Using the natural terrain, the architectural design of the winery was constructed on 2 plateaus, thus creating “gravity feed” as part of the winemaking process. This facility, which also features an art gallery, is built to produce 15,000 cases of wine annually
VINEYARD & VITICULTURE
With 40 acres already planted and plans to cultivate 30 more over the next five years, the Gur-Ariehs have crafted an exceptional vineyard producing world class wine grapes. The viticultural practices are aimed at producing uniformly ripe fruit throughout every vineyard block.
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