(California - USA California)
Smack in the middle of the Dry Creek Valley appellation looms Bradford Mountain. Here, sitting twelve hundred feet above the valley floor with views sweeping to the Pacific Ocean, lies the Grist Vineyard. The vineyard, planted to Zinfandel, Syrah, and Petite Syrah, stretches across a mountain plateau that offers an exceptionally distinctive microclimate as well as volcanic, clay like red soil known affectionately as "Boomer soil". The Grist Vineyard features 14 distinctive vineyard blocks. Expansion of the long-standing vineyard began in 1974, first with the plantings of Zinfandel and Syrah, followed by more in the 1980s and 90s.