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Trio Vineyards’ rich dark soils and warmer mid-valley climate are perfect for the Bordeaux-style blends planted in this Cabernet region near Yountville. Part of the Nord family portfolio for decades, the immaculate vineyards clearly show the vineyard workers’ great pride in having nurtured these vines for so many years.

Site Characteristics:

  • A pair of vineyards located east (Trio C) and south-west (Trio B) of Yountville
  • A moderate climate with marine influence but warm, sunny afternoons
  • Dark clay loam topsoils sit atop alluvial gravels, keeping the soil well-drained
  • Vineyards are part of the Yountville AVA

Sustainability:

  • Cover crops include no-till plantings of California native perennial grasses
  • Workers particpate in many educational opportunities
  • Compost is applied to add organic matter and slowly released nutrients
  • Frost protection sprinkler heads use low-flow nozzles for water conservation