Green & Red Vineyard
Pam and Jay Heminway named Green & Red Vineyard for its red iron soils veined with green serpentine. The vineyard is located in the steep hills on the east side of Napa Valley. Planting was started in 1972 on ground originally under vine in the 1890s. The vineyards are a small percentage of the 200-acre property, which ranges in elevation from 900 to 2,000 feet, and each vineyard is at different elevations with different exposures. Green & Red directs its farming practices to emphasize the particularity of the grapes from this many faceted piece of earth. Each vineyard receives different amounts of water determined by soil texture, depth and exposure encouraging root depth through varying soil strata. A no till native cover crop is mowed minimizing erosion. The vines are cropped to 3 tons to the acre. Selective leaf pulling and cluster thinning focus intensity in the fruit.