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Variety

Zinfandel

Vineyard size and age

2.5 acres (5% of block, approx. acre, is Petite Syrah (for field mix, or can be sold separately); planted 1998.

Viticulture

Sustainably farmed, no-till, compost application, drip irrigation & fertigation

Production

7-10 tons

Soil

Hillside benchland, gravelly, fast drainage, SW exposure

Rootstock

110R

Clones

Predominantly Costamagna

Trellis

Vertical shoot positioning; steel posts and wires (8 ft high three wires, top two wires moveable).

Pruning

Two-bud spurs. Pre-pruning in mid-winter; hand-pruning early February.

Owners

Barbara and Pier Oddone

Contact: info@oddonevineyard.com

Land Manager

North Pacific Vineyard Management

Contact:Javier Rivas, Owner

PO Box 237

Healdsburg, CA 95448

Tel. 707.974.3281

n.pacificvydmgt@sbcglobal.net

Wines

Mazzocco; Zahtila (vineyard-designated, medals); Carlisle; home winemakers

IPM, Sustainability Practices

Permanent grass cover between vine rows for IPM and soil conservation; pruning wood composted in place between rows; drip irrigation and fertigation; organic compost application; vineyards fenced separately with open wildlife corridor, intact oak woodlands and winter creek between; barn owl boxes and bluebird/tree swallow boxes in vineyard; virtually no application of pesticides; minimum application of glyphosate around vine trunks.