We are primarily a vineyard only selling the premium grapes we produce to high end wineries who bottle under their own label. Some of these wineries bottle the wine as a “vineyard designate” which means only fruit from our vineyard is in that particular bottle and has not been blended with grapes from other vineyards. Look for the Armagh Vineyard name on the label of those wines.
Located in west Petaluma, Sonoma County, California.
- Producing wines for high end wineries.
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Jim does the majority of the farming including mowing, watering, sulfur dusting and spraying fungicide to prevent mildew from damaging the fruit during the growing season. Gayle is in charge of the administrative duties from the bookkeeping to licensing and filing necessary use reports to the county.
Jim and Gayle have two sons, Brandon and Jason. Brandon, the oldest is married to Jennifer and together have three sons. Jason and his wife Alynne have a son and a daughter. Gayle’s parents, Ron and Arlene McClure purchased the 190 acre property in 1976 from the Stan McDonald family. Originally a sheep ranch the property is now mostly grazing pasture to replacement heifers in the spring.
Practices & Techniques
Estate Vineyards / AVA
• 4 acres Chardonnay (clone 95)
• 1 acre Syrah (clone Noir)