River cruise for wine lovers through the Enchanting Rhine. Come join Dave and Helen Dart on a trip of a life time. They will be exploring vineyards and wines of the Rhine while enjoying and comparing d'Art wines to the Old World wines. For more information, contact Rene Fong at (209)327-3871.
Our estate vineyard was planted in 1999 with Clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon on freedom rootstock. Our soil is sandy loam for thirty feet down which gives the vineyard great drainage so we can adjust the amount of water to the vines. We thin the canes in the spring to only grow two canes per spur with an average of 4 tons per acre at harvest.
What does a Spanish dancer have to do with a winery that has a French name? Absolutely nothing and everything. It was one of the first artworks Dave did about the same time he and Helen started making wine at home.