Colibri Vineyard was planted in 2000, on the site of the old Morrow apple orchard which is located in East Whitetail Canyon, on the northeast slopes of the Chiricahua Mountains. Located on north facing slopes at an elevation of 5200', we have seven varieties of wine grapes planted, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Counoise, Roussanne, Viognier and Petit Verdot. These varieties are found most commonly in the RhÃ´ne Valley of France, and many of these clones were originally collected there. Our vines are grafted to rootstocks, mostly 110R, 1103P, and 140R.
Trellising of the vines is done in a Vertical Shoot Positioning system, utilizing two sets of catch wires located above the cordon wire. This system gives us good fruit exposure, great canopy light penetration, and good control over vigor and stucture of the vines.Â
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