Love Ranch Vineyard, Coarsegold, California
Grower, Oscar Ramos
Vineyard Manager, Julia Truesdell
Owners, Diane and Steve Love
Syrah, Grenache Noir, Roussanne, Mourvedre, Marsanne, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Counoise, Picpoul
In gold country, the hills are rocky and rolling. Cows roam the area surrounding the vineyard. It's hot, arid climate means the grapes ripen quickly.
Six of the varieties in Superbloom come from Love Ranch vineyard in Madera County, near Coarsegold. This certified organic vineyard is situated near the southern gate of Yosemite on rolling hills at about 2,000 feet above sea level. The climate is very hot there—it can get up to 90ºF by 10 in the morning!—and the soils are free-draining granitic schist. This combination of factors means the grapes ripen quickly, and fruit from Love Ranch is often the first into the winery each year.
Julia Truesdell, Vineyard Manager; Joel Burt and Eric Wareheim, Winemakers; Oscar Ramos, Grower
Late Night Harvest
The crew rolls through each vineyard block quickly and with precision, carefully harvesting each cluster. They are then brought to the winery where the grapes will be part of the next vintage of Superbloom.