Jackass Vineyard

Jackass Vineyard

Varietals Planted


Soil information

Franciscan, Goldridge

Soil Characteristics

Fractured bed-rock, Clay Loam


St. George


6 Acres

Year Planted

1883 (?)

Vineyard History

Jackass Vineyard was planted in the late 1800's in the splendid Russian River Valley. This eight acre vineyard thrives on a steep rolling hillside which surrounds the west side of the Jackass Hill Vineyard. The old head pruned vines are farmed much the same way as they were a century ago; without the use of trellising, irrigation, or pesticides. The vines produce a large crop load for being 100 years old, about three tons per acre, and the fruit is thinned to insure more concentrated flavor in the berries.