Directly in the heart of the Paso Robles’ Templeton Gap, near the acclaimed L’Aventure and Booker Vineyards, sits our Catapult Vineyard. In 2008 we came across 45 barren acres of extreme rocky soils packed with silicious shale and little limestone content. Just the type of soils we love; soils that encourage the vines to struggle while finding nourishment deep within the ground. The reward of this hardworking vine are berries packed with wicked complexity and intense flavors.
Though barely three miles from our Paderewski Vineyard, the pH level at Catapult Vineyard is in the high 5’s. A nice complement to the dirt over at “Rewski”. This pH difference, coupled by the cooler mesoclimate at Catapult allows for different flavor profiles from the fruit produced.
Staying true to our goals, the vineyard was planted after copious research of the soils and land exposures. It is important to us that the vines planted partner perfectly with the soils found within our vineyards; it just makes sense to us. Today, seven grape varieties -- Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Tempranillo, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, and Viognier – are planted to this plot of land that was born to be a vineyard.
|Planted:||2008||Red Varieties:||Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah|
|Acerage:||28 under vine, 45 total||and Tempranillo|
|Soils:||shale, clay, silt, rocky|
|pH:||high 5s||White Varieties:||Grenache Blanc, Roussane,|
|AVA:||Paso Robles||and Viognier|