Planting Regime

Culmina’s vineyard was planted with narrow rows and a planting density significantly higher than average to increase competition between the vines and force root systems downward.

The vineyard was planted with a narrow, high density planting ratio of 2,044 vines per acre, with vines planted every 1.1 m, in rows 1.8 m apart.  This was done to increase competition between the vines, forcing their root systems deeper into the sub-soil for water and nutrients, in the hope that the vines would more effectively express Culmina’s terroir.  In addition to being densely planted, the vines were also planted in a diamond pattern, with each vine positioned equidistant from one another in order to maximize the vines’ root development and health.