Welcome to Two
Barns Farm. Two Barns Farm grows winegrapes, as well as a small
amount of field crops such as grass seed and clover.
Development of the vineyards began with a little civil engineering, after which it was time to plant grapes. After a few months, we got to grapes in baggies. And eventually, things started to look like a vineyard. By now, the buds swell and break, flowers form, clusters appear, and of course, every year, this is the event that really matters.
Our grapes grow at an elevation of between 300 and 400 feet, primarily on Willakenzie soil (although we are located at the junction between volcanic and sedimentary soils, which gives us some nice complexity in our soil profile). The first planting, of 17 acres, was in 2000; we added 9 acres in 2002, and 9 additional acres in 2003. We have a mix of clones (Pommard, Wadensville, Dijon Chardonnay 95, and Dijon 114, 115, 667, and 777) grafted to a variety of rootstocks. If you click on the thumbnailed arial photo, you can see a detailed map of our grape plantings, including clone and rootstock.
As you can see in
this arial photo, the farm is located next to a reservoir, which
attracts numerous waterfowl and makes for scenic evening strolls. Here
are a couple of pictures taken from the lake in early spring and in summer. Here is one from
inside the house in late fall.
The far slope in this picture
shows the reforestation project that we have underway for old
pastureland that is too steep to hold its soil. (Neighboring us, at the top of the far
ridge, is the well-known Guadalupe vineyard.)