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Sumu Kaw Vineyard

Owner
David & Sheila Bush

2660 Bodega Way
Placerville, CA 95667
United States

About the vineyard

Sumu Kaw Vineyards is located in the Pleasant Valley area of El Dorado County at an elevation of 3000 feet. Our first vines were planted in 1994 with the remainder in 1997. We have completed all the requirements for Fish Friendly Farms and though we are not certified organic, we have been using organic sprays and have stopped all use of herbicides.

Most of our acreage is planted in Rhone varietals, but we also have Nebbiolo, and Zinfandel.

Acreage
18.00 acres
Altitude
3000 feet
Home Winemaker Friendly?
Yes
Varietal Tonnage Available Price per Ton Available? Year Planted Clones Rootstock Description
Marsanne
1.50
2000.
Yes
1994
Sumu Kaw and Enye Vineyards, though not certified organic, use only organic materials in the vineyard and no herbicides are used at all.
Mourvedre
1.00
2100
Yes
2007 grafted
Tablas Creek
101-14
Sumu Kaw Vineyards is not certified organic, but only uses organic products. No herbicides are used on this vineyard. The vineyard is at an elevation of 3000 feet.
Nebbiolo
0.00
No
1994
140 & 242
101-14
Sumu Kaw Vineyards is not certified organic, but only uses organic products. No herbicides are used on this vineyard. The vineyard is at an elevation of 3000 feet.
Roussanne
1.00
2000
Yes
1994/2005
various
Some of this fruit was planted in 1994 and the rest was grafted from Syrah to Roussanne in about 2005. Usually has a ripe honeydew fruit character.
Syrah
6.00
2000
Yes
1994
Syrah Noir
101-14
Syrah Noir. High elevation fruit planted in 1994 and 1997. Blueberry fruit characters.
Viognier
1.00
2000
Yes
1994
various
Sumu Kaw vineyards, while not certified organic, use only organic mildew prevention and no herbicides are used at all. Fruit is mountain grown at 3000'.
Zinfandel
4.00
2000.
Yes
1994
Hendry and Boeger old vine
101-14
High elevation fruit. Strong black cherry flavors at ripeness

Grenache
0.00
No
2005-grafted