Year Planted: 1998
Varietal: Chenin blanc, Clone 4
Farming: Organic conversion as of January 2017
This vineyard is very close to my heart because it was the first site I ever worked with for Margins. After contacting dozens of growers with no response, the fifth-generation farmer and vineyard manager David Ogilvie took a chance by allowing a greenhorn like me to purchase fruit. Over the years since we started working together, David has converted the farming of this block to organics and together we have helped spark renewed interest in Chenin blanc from the Central Valley. Chenin from Clarksburg retains its acidity due to consistent nightly temperature drops, even after hot summer days.