Mt. Philo Vineyard

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Established Spring 2010   •   8.85 Acres

Grapes grown on this site:

Spacing: 9’ x 6’
Training: Mostly High-Wire BiLateral Cordon

LaCrescent     1.86 acres
Planted: 2010
Spacing: 9’ x 6’
Training: High-Wire BiLateral Cordon

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Louise Swenson     0.9 acres
Planted: 2011
Spacing: 9′ x 6′ and 9′ x 5.5′
Training: High-Wire BiLateral Cordon and Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP)

Petite Pearl     2.22 acres
Planted: 2010, 2013
Spacing: 9’ x 6’
Training: High-Wire BiLateral Cordon

Prairie Star     1.02 acres
Planted: 2010, 2011
Spacing: 9’ x 6’ and 9′ x 5.5′
Training: High-Wire BiLateral Cordon and Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP)

L’Acadie Blanc     0.08 acres
Planted: 2013
Spacing: 9′ x 6′
Training: Vertical Shoot Positioning

Vineyard Specifics:
The Mt. Philo Vineyard is situated on sloping land facing predominantly west. Like our other sites, vines are planted north-south. The soil is composed of Stockbridge, Nellis and Hinesburg series which are all deep, well drained, sandy loams. Some areas of this acreage have underground springs leading to the need for tile drainage spaced at forty-foot intervals thought the largest section of the vineyard.