Branciforte Ridge Vineyard
Ron & Kay Bailey
591 Branciforte Ridge
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
115 & 667
Planted August 2000
5’ x 9’ (968 vines per acre)
2.24 acres (2165 total vines)
Vertical Shoot Position
Permanent drip, 2 emitters per vine, 0.5 gal/hr each,
Nisene-Aptos complex sandy loam – formed residuum
derived from sandstone and shale.
Deep and well-drained.
Cool maritime, mean annual precipitation approx. 48 inches
Mean annual air temperature approx 55 degrees. Frost-free
with little fog
Southeast facing hillside
Shoot-thinned to reduce density
Perennial cover crop of clover and fescue grass tilled annually.
Surface and subsoil cultivation practiced.
Shoots vertically positioned; basal leaves, lateral shoots and
growing tips removed to expose fruit zone and maintain a
Crop thinned at veraison.
All second crop, damaged or
Substandard clusters removed.
Hand-harvested and sorted.
Sustainability and I.P.M. practiced.
fungicide program. Soil
conservation and erosion control
Fruit Sold to:
Santa Cruz Mountains