We spent several years searching for the perfect property that would enable us to make a fine wine. after many viewings and little success we found the old toll property which we purchased the very next day.
The property offered a vineyard site with 30 degree slopes and great southeastern exposure. The vineyard enjoys first light at sunrise then dips below the hills behind us at around five pm so we are shaded in what can sometimes be an intense summer heat, especially at the northern end of the valley
Owning a hillside vineyard is labor intensive and expensive with the tight 3' by 4' spacing of the vines and with everything done by hand. Right from the beginning we have farmed organically which makes for extra work but we have always felt that this shows in the quality of the grapes and ultimately in the wine.
For more information on the Old Toll property, please visit www.WineVIllas.com.