About Ab Astris Vineyard
Our vineyard is 12 acres, consisting of two blocks: an older block of 7 acres, and a newer block of 5 acres. The vineyard is just outside of Stonewall, TX, in the Pedernales River Basin, at an elevation of approximately 1,450 feet. The vines sit on 12-24 inches of rich sandy loam soil on top of limestone bedrock.
Tony & Erin Smith
12-24 Inches of Sandy Loam on top of Limestone Bedrock in the Pedernales River Basin.
Our vineyard is in the Texas Hill Country AVA, which is a warm-ish climate. We typically have bud-break around mid-March and harvest most of our grapes in early-to-mid-August.
We use a standard trellis system for Vertical Shoot Position (VSP) vine growth
Yes, we use a drip irrigation system with 1/2 gallon emitters for each vine
Hand, although we are set-up to be harvested mechanically in the future if we decide to do that.
All used for Ab Astris Winery Estate Label.