Grapes for Sale – Organic Viognier, Mouvedre, Syrah, Calaveras

Contact Tyler Smith at 614 940-3130 or

Tyler Smith has a small family vineyard in the Foothill District, Calaveras County AVA, in Fricot City by the old ranch school.  The grapes have been made into wine for the Krames Family label until this year under a custom crush contract from Lavender Ridge Winery in Murphys. The wines are spectacular, and are available for purchase.

Buyer ideally picks, though I would offer to pick at additional cost, or help pick free of charge when convenient for me and my wife.  We manage the vineyard ourselves. It’s about 3 acres, though planted as if a 5 acre vineyard.  Tight spacing, southern exposure, and low-vigor rootstocks make for some very intense flavors.  The vines themselves are about 15 years old, and looking great. They are farmed organically, with the only chemical used being sulphur to control the powdery mildew.  Would like to sell no less than 1/4 ton at a time.

Expected yield and pick time:

3 tons Viognier: End of Aug/Beginning of Sept, depending on summer
3 tons Syrah: Mid of Sept to Early Oct
2 tons Mourvedre: End of Sept to Mid Oct.

Reds are priced at $1,700/ton and whites at $1,600/ton.