Deux Vert Vineyard can be found at the two mile marker off of Highway 240. We're at the top of the hill where Morelli Drive deadends. The land was purchased in 1992 and we began planting the vineyard in 1994 with subsequent plantings in 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2001. To our knowledge Deux Vert has the oldest plantings of viognier and syrah in the county, if not the state. Today, we grow 5 different varietals: melon, viognier, syrah, pinot noir, and tempranillo. Our grapes are sold to eight different wineries.
Deux Vert Vineyard is sustainably farmed and a member of LIVE. Our farming philosopy is to take the best practices from various farming approaches (organic, bio-dynamic, etc.) but not be restricted by any one of them. We are a dry farmed, non-tilled vineyard. Our spray program is limited to bio-pesticides only. We maintain buffer zones throughout and have recently added a two acre riparian zone.
The first planting (melon and viognier) was planted in 1994. This was followed in 1995 with syrah, 1998 with pinot noir, 1999 with more pinot noir and syrah and 2001 with tempranillo. Currently, we have .5 acres of tempranillo, 1.25 acres of melon, 3 acres of viognier, 6 acres of pinot noir, and 3.75 acres of syrah.
The following wineries purchase our fruit: Brooks: Pinot Noir Et Fille: Pinot Noir and Viognier Martello: Viognier, Pinot Noir and Syrah Roots: Melon and Syrah Francis-Tannahill: Syrah (the Mason in the Mason-Dixon blend) Ken Wright Cellars: Viognier Macindoe Family Cellers: Melon R. Stuart: Tempranillo beginning with the 2011 vintage. And with the 2006 vintage of the tempranillo, we are producing wine under our own label - Deux Vert!