Rita's Crown Bentrock



Bentrock Vineyard  - Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Bentrock is located in the southwest corner of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.  This cool–climate site, heavily influenced by the proximity of the Pacific Ocean, is ideally suited for producing Pinot Noir grapes.  Mixed slope aspects and sunlight exposures create a multitude of unique mesoclimates for growing world-class Pinot Noir.

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Wine - Bentrock Vineyard

Summary Vineyard Data

AVA: Santa Rita Hills
Acres: Approx. 200 planted (3,595 gross acres)
Aspect n/a
Varietals: Pinot Noir (44.8 acres), Chardonnay (15.9 acres)
Climate Data: Region I climate:
  • Heat summation: ~2,000 to 2,200 average degree-days
  • Rainfall: 14.8 inches average per year
Soils: Gravelly Loam soils comprise a portion of this vineyard estate
Blocks: 62 blocks (ranging from 0.5 to 5.7 acres)
Vine Density: 2,530 vines per acre (1.0 x 1.61 m) on 83 acres
Trellis: Vertical Shoot Positioning
Clones & Rootstocks PN clones: 4, 113, 114, 115, 667, 777, 828
PN rootstocks: Riparia Gloire, 101-14, 1103, 1616, 3309
Wines: Expresstion 34˚ Bentrock Vineyard
Sta. Rita Hills Blend
Vineyard Management: Mitchell Klug
Ken Kupperman
View from Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Vineyard




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