Tough Decisions

Many tough decisions were made in the development of Culmina’s vineyard, including the ripping out of 12 acres of mature vineyard.

When Arise Bench was originally purchased in 2007, there were approximately 12 acres of land already under vine on the property.  Following two growing seasons of analysis, and rigorous tasting of the various test barrels made from the grapes grown on each block, the decision was made to grub up the existing vineyard due to the belief that it would never meet their goal of creating wines of the highest quality possible.