Two Barns Farm

The Farm

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.

This picture should help explain how our farm got its name, although now there is also a small house and several other outbuildings. (A look at barn #1 and barn #2 in more detail, if you'd like.)

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.

With all of these grapes, what better way to spend time than surveying the vineyard, or sitting with the grapes.

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.)

Click here or here to see what happens to the grapes as they are made into wine, or here to see other Two Barns diversions such as the now famous Xmas Tree Olympics.

Last modified: 6 October 2003