StoneCrest Vineyard was planted in 2014 by Ryan Carr. This vineyard was planted 6’x3’ making it 2420 vines per acre “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 the Rhone varietals. The soil is a nice mix of clay-lome and river stone, which creates great drainage with rich nutrients. We have planted this vineyard with 3 clones of Syrah, 2 clones of Grenache, Mourvedre 04, and Viognier 01. StoneCrest will become the new source for the CrossHatch Rhone Blend “Shading” as well as a single vineyard Syrah and Grenache for Carr Winery. The Viognier was planted with a late harvest sweet wine in mind. The first crop will be 2016 so keep your eyes open for these new additions.