Wine Grower

Carriger Creek

  • Contact:
  • Norm Goldstein
  • Email:
  • negoldstein@lbl.gov
  • URL:
  • Phone:
  • (707)939-1973
  • Mobile:
  • (707)480-1256
  • Vineyard Address:
  • 17900 Carriger Road Sonoma, CA 95476
  • Vineyard Management Company:
  • Cook Vineyard Management

Grower/Family:

Norman and Susan Goldstein are a retired couple who love to grow things. Susan is a Sonoma County Master Gardener. Norman is an earth scientist - geologist who does a lot of hands-on work in the vineyard. He is a former board member and president of the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance. He has also been a member of the Sonoma County Basin Advisory Panel (BAP) and the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to study the Sonoma Valley groundwater situation. They have been living in Sonoma since 1994

Vineyard Overview:

We established Carriger Creek Vineyard in 1998 when we bought the acreage that had formerly been used as horse pasture and as a poultry ranch. The vineyard lies in the Sonoma Valley AVA, but abuts the Sonoma Mountain AVA as well. The soils are derived from weathered andesitic basalts and cherts of alluvial character. We planted approximately 775 cabernet sauvignon vines, on a 6′x8′ grid, after making considerable site improvements. While the vineyard is not certified organic, we follow all best practices to assure the best quality fruit. We make our own compost for fertilizer and we mow the aisles. Production tonnage varies depending on the weather conditions during the growing season, and runs now at about 2.5 tons. We harvest at a BRIX and acidity requested by the wine maker.

Grapes for Sale:

Title of Planted Area:

Carriger Creek Vineyard

Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon

Select

Block Acreage:

1

Block Clone:

8

Block Elevation:

225

Block Name:

Carriger Creek Vineyard

Block Rootstock:

5C

Block Slope %:

< 5%

Block Soil Type:

Block Vineyard:

Carriger Creek

Block Yield:

2.5

Trellis Type:

Bilateral cordon

Block Overview:

We established Carriger Creek Vineyard in 1998 when we bought the acreage that had formerly been used as horse pasture and as a poultry ranch. The vineyard lies in the Sonoma Valley AVA, but abuts the Sonoma Mountain AVA as well. The soils are derived from weathered andesitic basalts and cherts of alluvial character. We planted approximately 775 cabernet sauvignon vines, on a 6'x8' grid, after making considerable site improvements. While the vineyard is not certified organic, we follow all best practices to assure the best quality fruit. We make our own compost for fertilizer and we mow the aisles. Production tonnage varies depending on the weather conditions during the growing season, and runs now at about 2.5 tons. We harvest at a BRIX and acidity requested by the wine maker.

Watering Techniques:

Drip irrigation

Wineries You Sell To:

Spann Family Vineyards

Blocks:

Title of Planted Area:

Carriger Creek Vineyard

Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon

Select

Block Acreage:

1

Block Clone:

8

Block Elevation:

225

Block Name:

Carriger Creek Vineyard

Block Rootstock:

5C

Block Slope %:

< 5%

Block Soil Type:

Block Vineyard:

Carriger Creek

Block Yield:

2.5

Trellis Type:

Bilateral cordon

Block Overview:

We established Carriger Creek Vineyard in 1998 when we bought the acreage that had formerly been used as horse pasture and as a poultry ranch. The vineyard lies in the Sonoma Valley AVA, but abuts the Sonoma Mountain AVA as well. The soils are derived from weathered andesitic basalts and cherts of alluvial character. We planted approximately 775 cabernet sauvignon vines, on a 6'x8' grid, after making considerable site improvements. While the vineyard is not certified organic, we follow all best practices to assure the best quality fruit. We make our own compost for fertilizer and we mow the aisles. Production tonnage varies depending on the weather conditions during the growing season, and runs now at about 2.5 tons. We harvest at a BRIX and acidity requested by the wine maker.

Watering Techniques:

Drip irrigation

Wineries You Sell To:

Spann Family Vineyards