Kærskov Vineyard is the newest vineyard under Carr Vineyard’s management. It was planted in 2014 by Ryan Carr with its first crop in 2016, making the very first vintage to be released from this vineyard available this fall! This shipment includes the 2016 Whole Cluster Grenache from Kærskov, while the Kærskov Vineyard Syrah will be released in the winery shortly after.
This vineyard was planted 6’x3’ making it 2,420 vines per acre, the type of spacing that we call “high-density.” This site is in the center of the Santa Ynez Valley in the Los Olivos District AVA. This section of the AVA is perfect for growing Rhône varietals. The soil is a nice mix of clay-lome and river stone, which creates great drainage with rich nutrients.
In addition to the vineyard designated Carr Grenache and Carr Syrah, Kærskov will be the source for the CrossHatch Rhône Blend, “Shading.” There is also Viognier planted here with a late harvest, sweet wine in mind. We are very excited to have Kærskov in the Carr Vineyard’s family – keep your eyes open for upcoming new additions!