Appellations can range from 50 miles to hundreds of miles across a variety of terrains. Within these appellations, our vineyards have an array of soil series. Even in each vineyard, there are a range of different soils. Our goal is to illustrate the main differences of our five appellations. We hope that with these illustrations you can see, and ultimately taste, the differences of our wines of a place.
Bob’s Ranch Vineyard Estate
The Cotati series consists of deep, moderately well drained soils formed in material weathered from soft sedimentary rocks. Fine, mixed, active.
Gap’s Crown Vineyard
The Goulding series consists of shallow, somewhat excessively drained soils formed in material weathered from metavolcanic or metasedimentary rocks. Goulding soils are on mountains. Loamy-skeletal, mixed, active.
The Goldridge series consists of deep, moderately well drained soils formed in material weathered from weakly consolidated sandstone. Goldridge soils are on rolling uplands. Fine loamy, mixed, super-active.