Grape grower Scott Ellis writes:

“Want to try a different varietal this year?

We have 300 Carmenere vines east of Modesto that will be producing the first harvest in Fall of 2024. These healthy uber vines spent their first year in the greenhouse and were planted on ¾ acres in Spring of 2023. We have grown Carmenere in another location for the last 20 years. It is a full-bodied spicy wine. We guestimate that this first-year harvest will be in the range of two tons. 

The wine is being grown using integrated pest management and without herbicides, pesticides, or chemical fertilizers. The land use history unclear so we don’t plan on being certified. 

Our preliminary plan is to contact interested parties when the desired brix are achieved. It will be a you-pick situation with coaching as needed. 100 lb. minimum. The price will be competitive. We plan to have a stemmer/crusher on site.

Interest? Questions? Contact Scott at”