In 1858, Emil Dresel brought the first Sylvaner cuttings to America and planted them on what is now the SCRIBE Estate in Sonoma, CA. In homage we planted one acre in 2007 on the southwest facing slope of Arrowhead Mountain. We expanded our Sylvaner plantings in 2016 bringing our total acreage to three. Our sustainably farmed Sylvaner vineyard is composed of both volcanic tuff and Huichica loam soil. Watch the story on IGTV.
2019 meteorological data:Northern California experienced another cool and wet winter which kept the vines dormant through late March/Early April. The springtime brought a mix of heat spells followed by cool and wet weather. Our initial predictions were for a later harvest, but the warm summer months hastened the growing cycle of the vines. Harvest started for us August 14th with Rose of Pinot noir and ended with our Atlas West Cabernet Sauvignon in mid-October.
soil type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
18.9 °Bx | pH 3.36 | TA 5.3 g/L | 11.0% alc.
SCRIBE Sylvaner is one of our limited production wines released throughout the year to SVS members. To find out more information about joining the SVS to gain access to these specialty wines and other member benefits, click here or call us at 707.939.1858.